Bilateral asymmetry in kinematic strategies for obstacle-crossing in adolescents with severe idiopathic thoracic scoliosis.


Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C.. Electronic address: [Email]


Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common three-dimensional spinal deformity pathology during adolescence, often accompanied with sensory integration and proprioception problems, which may lead to abnormal postural control and altered end-point control during functional activities. This paper identifies the effects of AIS on the end-point control and on angular kinematics of the trunk and pelvis-leg apparatus during obstacle-crossing for both the concave- and convex-side limb leading.



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