Three-dimensional pattern of knee movement in patients with gonarthrosis. Katarzyna Ogrodzka, Wiesław Chwała, Tadeusz Niedźwiedzki Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2007; 9(6):605-614 ICID: 729466
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 7.12
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Introduction. The main goal of this study was to estimate the variability of gait parameters in patients diagnosed with arthroplasty of the knee joint. Angular changes of the knee joint in three planes, and spatio–temporal parameters of gait were analysed.Materials and methods. A three-dimensional analysis of locomotion patterns was carried out using the Vicon 250 system in 33 patients aged 48-74. Results. The most significant biomechanical deviations from the norm were revealed in the transverse and horizontal planes. Walking speed was visibly decreased, leading to noticeable changes in other spatio-temporal parameters.Conclusion. Gonarthrosis changed the gait pattern, decreasing the economy of gait.
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