publication . Research . 1992

Evaluation of Disturbance in Gait and standing balance of patients with Duchenne musclar dystrophy

林, 良一; 桑原, 英明;
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  • Published: 28 Feb 1992 Journal: 紀要, volume 17, pages 23-27
  • Publisher: 信州大学医療技術短期大学部
Abilities of standing and gait decreased progressively, with decrease of the activity of daily living (ADL), from early school ages in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In this paper, serial measurements of abilities in patient's gait and standing were studied to assess the clinico-pathophysiological aspects of this disease. Changes in a decrease of contact area of foot to a floor paralleled to the degree of forward shift of body center of gravity during standing. Foot-prints during gait revealed that the gait patterns were irregular and the degree of pes equinovarus gait increased with deterioration of ADL The measurements of center of gravity and foot...
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Gait, Standing posture, Duchenne muscular dystrophy
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