Orthotic management of the lower limb in children with hereditary motor sensory neuropathy (HMSN)


UYGUR F., Bek N. , KURKLU B., YILMAZ O.

PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.25, no.2, pp.139-143, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03093640108726587
  • Title of Journal : PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-143

Abstract

Abstract

The lower limbs of 55 paediatric patients, with the diagnosis of hereditary motor sensory neuropathy (HMSN) referred to the Orthotics and Biomechanics Department of Hacettepe University, were assessed for appropriate orthotic intervention. Since in the natural history of HMSN symptoms and complaints are variable there is a wide range of interventions possible. The biomechanics of deforming forces and the consequential incidence of deformities in these 55 children, its orthotic implications and the efficacy of orthotic applications are discussed in detail.

The lower limbs of 55 paediatric patients, with the diagnosis of hereditary motor sensory neuropathy (HMSN) referred to the Orthotics and Biomechanics Department of Hacettepe University, were assessed for appropriate orthotic intervention. Since in the natural history of HMSN symptoms and complaints are variable there is a wide range of interventions possible. The biomechanics of deforming forces and the consequential incidence of deformities in these 55 children, its orthotic implications and the efficacy of orthotic applications are discussed in detail.