Is there any relationship between orthotic usage and functional activities in children with neuromuscular disorders?


Alemdaroglu I., Gur G., BEK N., YILMAZ O., Yakut Y., Uygur F., ...More

PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.38, no.1, pp.27-33, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0309364613486915
  • Journal Name: PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-33

Abstract

Background: Contractures of Achilles tendons and gastrocnemius muscle deteriorate the performance in daily living activities of patients with neuromuscular diseases. Ankle-foot orthoses help to prevent the progression of deformities and to obtain optimal position of the joints to support standing and walking.