Scientific article

Effects of contracture on gait kinematics: A systematic review

Published inClinical biomechanics, vol. 33, p. 103-110
Publication date2016

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.

  • Systematic review
  • Contracture
  • Kinematics
  • Muscle-tendon length
  • Muscle shortening
  • Gait
Citation (ISO format)
ATTIAS, Michael et al. Effects of contracture on gait kinematics: A systematic review. In: Clinical biomechanics, 2016, vol. 33, p. 103–110. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2016.02.017
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ISSN of the journal0268-0033

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