Sagittal joint angles. moments and powers are predominantly characterised by speed of progression and not age in 7-12 years old normal children

B. W Stansfield, M. E Hazlewood, S. J Hillman, A. M Lawson, I R Loudon, A. M Mann, James Robb

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-411
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - May 2001

Keywords

  • kinematics
  • movements and powers
  • normalized speed
  • walking
  • GROUND REACTION FORCE
  • GROWING CHILDREN
  • GAIT
  • WALKING

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