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SPASTIC EQUINOVARUS

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SPASTIC EQUINOVARUS

1. Clinical - pain on weight bearing on the hemiplegic limb, thus affecting transfers & increased loading phase, shortened stance phase.

2. Decreased weight-bearing in the heel - ankle instability, abnormal base of support, genu varum and recurvatum, unstable gait, impaired balance, increased energy consumption.

3. Functional limb-length discrepancy - interference with transfers, interfering with smooth forward progression of the center of gravity, shortened contralateral step length.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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