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A Gait Analysis Study on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Patients

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A. Mehrpouya1, M. Haddadi Dashtbayaz1, A. Zarif Allali1, A. Ashofteh Yazdi1,*, R. Boostani2

1Department of Biomechanics, Faculty of Engineering, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan province, Iran.

2Department of Neurology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan province, Iran.

*Corresponding author: A. Ashofteh Yazdi

Abstract

The aim of this study was to quantitatively investigate the kinematics and kinetics characteristics of Charcot-Marie-Tooth patients, in order to extract motion model parameters and provide objective diagnostic criteria. Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) is the most common disease among all neuropathies of the peripheral nervous system and leading to disturbances in walking and balance in the person. For this purpose, the motion analysis approach was performed on a group of patients with CMT (N =5) and a control (healthy) group (N =5). By recording the spatial and temporal parameters of participant’s joints with QTM software, the appropriate non-linear models of motion were extracted. To the purpose of providing CMT diagnostic criteria, the coefficients of kinematic and kinematic model parameters were compared for the two sample groups. The results showed the highest decrease in the range of motion and angular velocity of the knee and ankle joints from healthy to patient samples, while no significant changes were observed for the hip joint. The changes in motion model parameters were mostly observed in directions y and x, while the maximum peripheral kinetic parameters were measured in the fore-heel for the patients compared to the healthy group.

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How to cite this paper

A Gait Analysis Study on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Patients

How to cite this paper: A. Mehrpouya, M. Haddadi Dashtbayaz, A. Zarif Allali, A. Ashofteh Yazdi, R. Boostani. (2022) A Gait Analysis Study on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Patients. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research6(1), 74-80.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2022.01.013

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