Ankle-foot orthoses in children with cerebral palsy: a cross sectional population based study of 2200 children.

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T1 - Ankle-foot orthoses in children with cerebral palsy: a cross sectional population based study of 2200 children.

AU - Wingstrand, Maria

AU - Hägglund, Gunnar

AU - Rodby Bousquet, Elisabet

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is the most frequently used type of orthosis in children with cerebral palsy (CP). AFOs are designed either to improve function or to prevent or treat muscle contractures. The purpose of the present study was to analyse the use of, the indications for, and the outcome of using AFO, relative to age and gross motor function in a total population of children with cerebral palsy.

AB - Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is the most frequently used type of orthosis in children with cerebral palsy (CP). AFOs are designed either to improve function or to prevent or treat muscle contractures. The purpose of the present study was to analyse the use of, the indications for, and the outcome of using AFO, relative to age and gross motor function in a total population of children with cerebral palsy.

U2 - 10.1186/1471-2474-15-327

DO - 10.1186/1471-2474-15-327

M3 - Article

VL - 15

JO - BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

T2 - BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

JF - BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

SN - 1471-2474

M1 - 327

ER -