Ankle dorsiflexion patterns vary in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Photo courtesy of the CMTA Data support case-by-case approach By Larry Hand Gait patterns can vary significantly among young patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), and pathomechanics can vary even between limbs in one child, according to a recent study published in Gait & Posture . This underscores the need for lower extremity practitioners to evaluate each child’s gait individually rather than rely on a textbook definition of CMT, according to study author Sylvia Õunpuu, MSc, director of research at the Center for Motion Analysis at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Farmington. Õunpuu and colleagues retrospectively analyzed 33 children and adolescents (aged 12 ± 4 years) with CMT who underwent motion analysis and clinical examination while being evaluated for orthopedic surgery between 1990 and 2011.

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Ankle dorsiflexion patterns vary in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

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