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Effects of contracture on gait kinematics: A systematic review

Chevalley, Odile
Cheze, Laurence
Published in Clinical biomechanics. 2016, vol. 33, p. 103-10
Abstract Contractures of a major joint in the lower limbs may impair human walking in addition to other daily living activities. A contracture is defined as the inability of a joint to perform the full range of motion and excessive resistance during passive mobilization of the joint. Few studies have reported methods describing how to evaluate contractures. Understanding the association among all of these studies seems essential to improve patient management. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review on this topic to elucidate the influence of contractures on gait kinematics.
Keywords Systematic reviewContractureKinematicsMuscle-tendon lengthMuscle shorteningGait
PMID: 26970702
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Research groups Groupe Lascombes Pierre (orthopédie pédiatrique) (917)
Laboratoire de cinésiologie (943)
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ATTIAS, Michael et al. Effects of contracture on gait kinematics: A systematic review. In: Clinical biomechanics, 2016, vol. 33, p. 103-10. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2016.02.017 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:85133

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