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Svehlik, M; Kraus, T; Steinwender, G; Zwick, EB; Linhart, WE.
Pathological gait in children with Legg-Calv-Perthes disease and proposal for gait modification to decrease the hip joint loading.
Int Orthop. 2012; 36(6):1235-1241 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Kraus Tanja
Linhart Wolfgang
Steinwender Gerhardt
Svehlik Martin
Zwick Ernst Bernhard

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Legg-Calv,-Perthes disease (LCP) severely limits the range of hip motion and hinders a normal gait. Loading of the hip joint is a major consideration in LCP treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate gait patterns in LCP and identify gait modifications to decrease the load on the affected hip. Forty children with unilateral LCP were divided into three groups based on the time base integral of the hip abductor moments during single stance on the affected side acquired during instrumented 3D gait analysis. X-rays of the affected hip were classified according to Herring and Catterall. Children in the "unloading" group spontaneously adopted a Duchenne-like gait with pelvis elevation, hip abduction and external rotation during single support phase. The "normal-loading" group showed pelvis elevation with a neutral hip position in the frontal plane. In the "overloading" group the pelvis dropped to the swinging limb at the beginning of stance accompanied by prolonged hip adduction. The time base integral of the hip abductor moments during single stance correlated positively with the X-ray classifications of Herring and Catterall, hip abduction angle and age. Older children preferred to walk in hip adduction during single stance, had more impaired hips and tended to overload them. The hip overloading pattern should be avoided in children with LCP. Gait training to unload the hip might become an integral component of conservative treatment in children with LCP.
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Child -
Exercise Therapy -
Female -
Gait - physiology
Gait Disorders, Neurologic - etiology Gait Disorders, Neurologic - physiopathology Gait Disorders, Neurologic - therapy
Hip Joint - pathology Hip Joint - physiopathology
Humans -
Knee Joint - pathology Knee Joint - physiopathology
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease - complications Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease - physiopathology Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease - therapy
Male -
Range of Motion, Articular -
Recovery of Function -
Weight-Bearing -

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