Three-dimensional lower extremity joint kinetics in normal pediatric gait

J Pediatr Orthop. May-Jun 1991;11(3):341-9.


Gait analysis is becoming a more integral part of the decision-making process in treatment of children with neuromuscular problems. A normal reference, however, must be available for comparison when one makes decisions. We wished to develop a normal pediatric database for joint kinematics and kinetics which could then be used as a reference for clinical gait analysis. Thirty-one normal children underwent a complete gait analysis including calculations of three-dimensional joint kinematics and kinetics. The pediatric data were similar to that of normal adults.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Ankle Joint / physiology*
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Gait*
  • Hip Joint / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Kinetics
  • Knee Joint / physiology*
  • Reference Values