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cmazza96
04-29-2010, 02:45 AM
Dear Biomech-L subscribers,



The replies to our query about the definition of clinical gait analysis are
listed below, together with the original post.

Thank you for your help!



Regards,



Claudia Mazzà



Laboratorio di Bioingegneria dell'Apparato Locomotore

Dipartimento di Scienze del Movimento Umano e dello Sport

Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico"

Piazza Lauro de Bosis, 6

00135 Roma

Tel : +39 06 36733 517-522

Fax: +39 06 36733 517

www.lablab.it







-----Original Message-----

From: * Biomechanics and Movement Science listserver [
mailto:BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL] On Behalf
Of Claudia Mazzà

Sent: 19 April 2010 08:49

To: BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL

Subject: [BIOMCH-L] Definition of gait analysis



Dear all,



we are currently working on a consensus document about clinical gait
analysis.



We would like to know your opinion (references welcome!) about the
definition of "gait analysis", with particular attention to the aspects
relevant to the clinic.



Regards,





Claudia Mazzà - Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico"



Maria Grazia Benedetti - Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli





Claudia



I would say that clinical would indicate that there is some kind of
pathology or dysfunction that is of concern to the patient that we are
assessing with a view to resolution. A clinical gait analysis could
therefore be defined as using optimal evaluation techniques that fulfill the
objective of discovering what it is in the gait that can be changed to
rectify the specific problem.



Dave Smith - Podiatrist

MSc Applied Biomechanics

FootHouse Podiatry

Folkestone

Kent

UK







Two articles of interest:





Orthop Clin North Am. 2009 Jul;40(3):397-405.

Gait and motion analysis of the lower extremity after total hip
arthroplasty: what the orthopedic surgeon should know.

Lamontagne M, Beaulieu ML, Varin D, Beaulé PE.





Gait Posture. 2005 Feb;21(2):186-96.

Human movement analysis using stereophotogrammetry. Part 1: theoretical
background.

Cappozzo A, Della Croce U, Leardini A, Chiari L.





mario



Mario Kunze M.A.

Labor für Biomechanik

Universitätsklinikum Leipzig, Orthopädische Klinik und Poliklinik Liebigstr.
20, D-04103 Leipzig