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Thomas Dreher
Heidelberg University
SurgeryGaitPhysical therapyCerebral palsyPhysical medicine and rehabilitation
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#1M. Schwarze (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 1
#2L. Horoba (Heidelberg University)
Last. Thomas Dreher (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 18
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Objective. To date there is only limited knowledge about the wearing time of orthoses. Ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) have not been studied with this research question. Additional influences of the orthotic design as well as weekdays and the weekend are also unknown. Design. Monocentric, clinically prospective intervention study. Patients. Inclusion of 10 patients with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy. Methods. Equipment of all subjects with a dynamic ankle-foot orthosis (DAFO) and modular shank sup...
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#1Firooz Salami (University Hospital Heidelberg)H-Index: 3
#2Julia Brosa (University Hospital Heidelberg)H-Index: 1
Last. Mirjam Thielen (University Hospital Heidelberg)H-Index: 1
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#1Annika Lewerenz (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 1
#2Sebastian I. Wolf (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 30
Last. Britta K. Krautwurst (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Background Due to the limited knee range of motion, achieving adequate foot clearance while walking on level ground constitutes a major problem for patients with cerebral palsy and stiff knee gait. Stair negotiation as an activity of daily life requires a considerably higher knee range of motion than level ground walking, but little is known yet as to whether such patients are able to walk stairs. Research question: The aim of this study was to investigate how patients with a limited kn...
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#1Michael W. Maier (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 12
#2Stefan Aschauer (Heidelberg University)
Last. Bitsch Rudi (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 14
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Purpose Purpose of the present cohort study was the determination of lower body function and rotation in patients with symptomatic component mal-rotation after total knee arthroplasty using instrumented 3D gait analysis.
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#1Mirjam Thielen (University Hospital Heidelberg)H-Index: 1
#2Sebastian I. Wolf (University Hospital Heidelberg)H-Index: 7
Last. Thomas Dreher (University Hospital Heidelberg)H-Index: 18
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#1M. Schwarze (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 1
#2Joel A. Block (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 45
Last. Sebastian I. Wolf (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract Background Treatment of cerebral palsy includes an interdisciplinary concept and in more severe cases the well-established multi-level surgery (MLS). Different kinds of orthoses are typically part of postoperative treatment but there is a lack of knowledge about their additional benefit. Research question Do ankle foot orthoses lead to an additional, measurable improvement of gait after MLS? Methods 20 children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (9 retrospective, 11 in a postoperativ...
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#1Cornelia Putz (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 8
Last. Thomas Dreher (Heidelberg University)H-Index: 18
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Background Deterioration of gait in adolescent and adult patients with cerebral palsy can be associated with multiple factors. Multilevel surgery (MLS) is one option in adults with cerebral palsy to improve gait function with encouraging short-term results. It is a question whether these improvements are maintained over time.
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#2Cornelia PutzH-Index: 8
Last. Sébastien HagmannH-Index: 14
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ABSTRACT Background: The center edge-angle of Wiberg became one of the main tools to evaluate the lateral coverage of the femoral head in patient from 4 to 75 years. One limitation is the difficulty to define a reliable and accurate center of the femoral head in younger patients. With the improvement of conservative and surgical techniques in the treatment of DDH children are increasingly younger than 4 years at the time of treatment. Thus, it is necessary to have a reliable method to help decis...
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