Biomechanical Analysis of Human Hip in Children with Hip Arthrodesis

M. Rupcich, R. Bravo, M. Cerrolaza
2013 Biomedical Engineering Research  
The purpose of this work was to study the response of the gait of children who have had a hip arthrodesis. Nine patients (5 female -4 male) whose average age is11 years and follow up of 2 to 6 year after the fusion, were evaluated. The gait analysis shows an increase of movement in both the sagittal and transverse plane. The 0°rotation of hip fusion is an ideal position to increase the step length of the contralateral hip as coping response, keeping the ipsilateral pelvis in external rotation.
doi:10.5963/ber0202001 fatcat:hbo37zqgcve4tkrtztexyk4sve