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lightweight modular knee-ankle-foot orthosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Diane M. Taktak

lightweight modular knee-ankle-foot orthosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

by Diane M. Taktak

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Published by University of Salford in Salford .
Written in English


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PhD thesis, Prosthetics and Orthotics.

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Taktak DM, Bowker P. Lightweight, modular knee-ankle-foot orthosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy: design, development, and evaluation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil ;– 1. Introduction. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal neuromuscular disease, affecting 1: live male births [].It occurs as a result of mutations, mainly deletions, in the dystrophin gene. Mutations lead to absence of or defect in the protein dystrophin from the muscle fibers causing cycles of muscle fiber degeneration and regeneration with replacement by fat and connective tissue.

An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is a hard brace worn on the lower leg that improves overall walking safety and efficiency for people with certain medical conditions. AFOs provide gait stability, keep joints properly aligned, and help compensate for muscle weakness. WalkOn Trimable Ankle Foot Orthosis ON SALE by Ottobock 28U23=L, 28U23=R, 28U23=L, 28U23=R, 28U23=L, 28U23=R, 28U23=L, 28U23=R, Z39=R-N, Z39=L-N. Buy Discounted Braces-Splints-Supports Products and Supplies at Vitality Medical with Fast Shipping and Low Prices.

Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. The effects of knee-ankle-foot orthoses in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Review of the literature. Clinical Rehabilitation 14(4) Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a set of 5 standard thigh and 6 standard ankle foot orthoses were manufactured. Knee ankle foot orthoses (KAFO) constructed from these modules were compared with traditional KAFO's. In the study, which involved 9 subjects, the supply time, costs, weight, energy consumption and views of users were recorded for each.


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Lightweight modular knee-ankle-foot orthosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy by Diane M. Taktak Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lightweight, modular knee-ankle-foot orthosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy: design, development, and evaluation. Taktak DM(1), Bowker P. Author information: (1)Division of Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, by:   Taktak D, Bowker P.

Lightweight, modular knee-ankle-foot orthosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy: de- sign, development, and evaluation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil ; Objective: The study aimed to design and construct a modu- lar system of knee-ankle-foot orthotics (KAFOs) that could be quickly and easily assembled and provided to Cited by: It is possible, by use of a modular KAFO system, to provide long leg orthoses to boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in approximately 1 hour.

Results: The pilot study also showed that the modular KAFOs provided a 23% weight saving, resulting in a 10% energy saving during ambulation and an 8% increase in walking by: Please show you're not a robot.

Objective:A systematic review of the available literature on the effectiveness of knee-ankle-foot orthoses in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Design:A computer search was carried out (MEDLINE –97, CINAHL –97) using the key words muscular dystrophy, rehabilitation, locomotion, braces or orthotic nces in relevant publications and Cited by: The use of knee ankle foot orthoses (KAFOs) to prolong independent mobility is a widely used rehabilitation strategy for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Lightweight modular orthosis, 41 a prefabricated KAFO designed for quick and easy assembly and provided for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy for the purpose of extending their walking ability: This device comprises a plastic thigh piece and an AFO joined at the knee by a metal joint system with an automatic ring or bail locks.

Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) lose ambulation by age Long-term steroids have lengthened ambulation by 2–5 years. Ischial weight-bearing knee ankle foot orthoses prolong ambulation for 2–3 years. We report the outcome of the ambulatory status of a patient with DMD treated with daily steroid therapy and orthoses.

The use of knee ankle foot orthoses (KAFOs) to prolong independent mobility is a widely used rehabilitation strategy for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Aims To explore views and adjustment of families with a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to the use of KAFOs.

A systematic review of the available literature on the effectiveness of knee-ankle-foot orthoses in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A computer search was carried out (MEDLINE A lightweight modular knee-ankle-foot orthosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Abstract. EThOS. About. About Europe PMC; Funders. The study aimed to design and construct a modular system of knee-ankle-foot orthotics (KAFOs) that could be quickly and easily assembled and provided to children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

knee-ankle-foot orthoses along with ing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy with lightweight orthoses: The book is the translation of the latest edition of the well-known classic. A lightweight modular knee-ankle-foot orthosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Author: Taktak, Diane M. ISNI: Awarding Body: University of Salford Current Institution: University of Salford Date of Award: Availability of Full Text. Lightweight, modular knee-ankle-foot orthosis for Duchenne muscular dystrophy: design, development, and evaluation.

Taktak DM, Bowker P. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 76(12), 01 Dec Cited by: 3 articles | PMID: We reviewed the incidence and severity of scoliosis in 93 boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who had been rehabilitated in light-weight knee-ankle-foot orthoses at the point of loss of.

Taktak DM, Bowker P. Lightweight, modular knee-ankle-foot orthosis for duchenne muscular dystrophy: design, development, and evaluation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. ;76(12) [ Links ]. A traditional Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis (KAFO) for myopathic patients has been studied for the assessment of loads and fatigue resistance.

Starting from this basis a thermoplastic matrix carbon fiber reinforced composite (CFRP) knee-ankle-foot-orthosis has. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common form of muscular dystrophy, has a prevalence of 1 per males.

It is a progressive disease, and strength is gradually diminished. SMA has a similar phenotype to MD and affects 1 in every 10 live births. Like MD, SMA affects the larger muscles closer to the body rather than those at. Stance-control knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) (Figure ) permit ambulation with the knee unlocked during swing phase and should be considered for appropriate patients with disorders associated with prominent quadriceps weakness, such as IBM or some cases of muscular dystrophy (Case ).

Cervical orthoses provide support for weak neck. An ankle-foot orthosis, or AFO, is a support intended to control the position and motion of the ankle, compensate for weakness, or correct deformities. AFOs can be used to support weak limbs, or to position a limb with contracted muscles into a more normal position.

Lightweight, modern, low-profile design provides added strength and.Canes, walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, neck supports, and ankle-foot and knee-ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs and KAFOs) are among the more common devices used in neuromuscular conditions.

But sometimes modifying an armchair so that it has more support or constructing a way to hold a book at eye level can make an enormous difference to someone's.A total of 64 of 91 (%) patients were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

A total of 81 (%) subjects were using plastic ankle–foot orthoses for positioning at nights and 10 (11%) were using different types of the orthoses (knee–ankle–foot orthoses, dynamic ankle–foot orthoses, and so on) for gait in the study group.