Gait kinematics and passive knee joint range of motion in children with hypermobility syndrome

Francis A Fatoye, Shea Palmer, Marietta L van der Linden, Philip J Rowe, Fiona Macmillan

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    Abstract

    Hypermobility syndrome (HMS) is characterised by generalised joint laxity and musculoskeletal complaints. Gait abnormalities have been reported in children with HMS but have not been empirically investigated. The extent of passive knee joint range of motion (ROM) has also not been well reported in children with HMS. This study evaluated gait kinematics and passive knee joint ROM in children diagnosed with HMS and healthy controls. Thirty-seven healthy children (mean age±SD=11.5±2.6 years) and 29 children with HMS (mean age±SD=11.9±1.8 years) participated. Sagittal knee motion and gait speed were evaluated using a VICON 3D motion analysis system. Passive knee ROM was measured with a manual goniometer. Independent t-tests compared the values of sagittal knee motion and gait speed between the two groups. Mann-Whitney U tests compared passive knee ROM between groups. Passive ROM (extension and flexion) was significantly higher (both p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)447-451
    Number of pages5
    JournalGait and Posture
    Volume33
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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    Keywords

    • adolescent
    • age factors
    • biomechanics
    • aait
    • joint instability
    • knee joint
    • muscle weakness
    • risk assessment

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    Fatoye, Francis A ; Palmer, Shea ; van der Linden, Marietta L ; Rowe, Philip J ; Macmillan, Fiona. / Gait kinematics and passive knee joint range of motion in children with hypermobility syndrome. In: Gait and Posture. 2011 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 447-451.
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    In: Gait and Posture, Vol. 33, No. 3, 03.2011, p. 447-451.

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