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Sagittal joint kinematics, moments, and powers are predominantly characterized by speed of progression, not age, in normal children.

Stansfield, B, Hillman, S, Hazlewood, M, Lawson, Alistair, Mann, A M, Loudon, I R and Robb, J E (2001) Sagittal joint kinematics, moments, and powers are predominantly characterized by speed of progression, not age, in normal children. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 21 (3). pp. 403-411. ISSN 0271-6798

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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.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0271-6798
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physiology; Walking; Gait; Joints; Knee; Hip; Biomechanics; Children; Measurements; Signal processing; Computer analysis; Movement patterns;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 612 Human physiology
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1828
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2008 12:07
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2010 15:02
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1828

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