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Sagittal joint kinematics, moments, and powers are predominantly characterized by speed of progression, not age, in normal children.

  Twenty-six healthy 7-year-old children were enrolled in a 5-year longitudinal study to examine the importance of age and speed in the characterization of sagittal joint angles, moments, and powers. In 740 gait trials, children walking at self-selected speeds were examined on the basis of age and normalized speed [speed/(height x g)1/2]. The kinematics and kinetics in these children were characterized predominantly by normalized speed of progression and not age. The clinical relevance of these findings is that normalized speed of walking, rather than age, should be considered when comparing normal with pathologic gait.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 June 2001

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Raven, New York

  • ISSN:

    0271-6798

Citation

Stansfield, B., Hillman, S., Hazlewood, M., Lawson, A., Mann, A. M., Loudon, I. R. & Robb, J. E. (2001). Sagittal joint kinematics, moments, and powers are predominantly characterized by speed of progression, not age, in normal children. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 21, 403-411. ISSN 0271-6798

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Keywords

Physiology; Walking; Gait; Joints; Knee; Hip; Biomechanics; Children; Measurements; Signal processing; Computer analysis; Movement patterns;

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