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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0309364613486915
  • Title of Journal : PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS INTERNATIONAL
  • 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.