Assessment of lower-extremity alignment in the transverse plane: Implications for management of children with neuromotor dysfunction

B. D. Cusick, W. A. Stuberg

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Abstract

The authors present nine clinical assessment procedures designed to detect factors contributing to transverse-plane structural and joint alignment abnormality in children with neuromotor dysfunction. Where applicable, each assessment is accompanied by a discussion of the normal features of pediatric lower-extremity torsional and rotational alignment; limitations of the assessment procedures as regards reliability, specificity, and age-related normative findings; and clinical management suggestions. The authors urge clinical evaluators to expand the existing knowledge base.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages13
JournalPhysical therapy
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lower extremity, general
  • Neuromotor disorders, general
  • Orthopedics, general
  • Pediatrics, evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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