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Stereometric Gait Evaluation For Control Of Hip And Knee Joint Surgery In Patients With Neurogenic Disorders Of Movement
Author(s): Jurg U. Baumann
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Paper Abstract

Detailed knowledge on normal and pathological joint motion during physiological activities such as gait is necessary both for planning and evaluating of orthopaedic surgery in pyramidal-extrapyramidal disorders of movement. A methodology of stereometric gait evaluation using cinephotography in three planes combined with a pair of transparent force plates and electro-myographic recording is described. Resultats of a foot load study in 35 normal preschool children and long them follow-up evaluations on hip and knee joint operations in cerebral spastic patients are demonstrated. Problems of picture analysis are discussed. As a mean for improvement in surgical procedures for such patients, detailed information are obtainable by cinephotography is mandatory. In addition, three-dimensional motions in large joints such as hips, knees and talo-crural articulations must be measured quantitatively with a high degree of accuracy. Special polyhedral reflective targets were developed to permit semiautomatic and automatic image analysis for joint range measurement in the lower extremities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0166, NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics, (29 July 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.956938
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Jurg U. Baumann, Children's Hospital, (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0166:
NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics
A. M. Coblentz; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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