alexa

GET THE APP

Gait Changes in a Hemiplegic Patient Using an Ankle-Foot Orthosis with an Oil Damper: A Case Report | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2329-910X

Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle
Open Access

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Case Report

Gait Changes in a Hemiplegic Patient Using an Ankle-Foot Orthosis with an Oil Damper: A Case Report

Sumiko Yamamoto*
International University of Health & Welfare, Tokyo, Japan
Corresponding Author : Sumiko Yamamoto
Graduate school, International University of Health & Welfare
1-3-3, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062 Japan
Tel: +81-3-6406-8632
Fax: +81-3-6406-8621
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 27, 2013; Accepted February 27, 2014; Published March 05, 2014
Citation: Yamamoto S (2014) Gait Changes in a Hemiplegic Patient Using an Ankle-Foot Orthosis with an Oil Damper: A Case Report. Clin Res Foot Ankle 2:136. doi: 10.4172/2329-910X.1000136
Copyright: © 2014 Sumiko Yamamoto. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Related article at
DownloadPubmed DownloadScholar Google

Abstract

This study utilized a single case design to evaluate the effects of an ankle-foot orthosis with an oil damper (AFOOD) that was developed to assist heel rocker function during gait. The gait of a single patient with stroke-related hemiplegia was measured by a 3D motion analysis system. Gait without an AFO and then after training with the AFO-OD were compared. Results showed improvement in temporal and spatial parameters when the patient walked with the AFO-OD, and height and progressive velocity of the center of gravity showed the movement as an inverted pendulum as seen in ankle rocker movement during normal gait. Peak plantar flexion moment in late stance was increased despite the AFO-OD not assisting the plantar flexors. These results indicate that assistance of heel rocker function by the AFO-OD improved the gait of the hemiplegic patient.

Keywords

Top