Purpose: We wanted to investigate the gait kinematic parameters during stairs ascent and descent after a fibula free flap (FFF) removal for facial reconstruction. Methods: Eight patients who underwent facial reconstruction with FFF ascended and descended three standard steps. Their movements were recorded by a motion analyzer; gait kinematic parameters were obtained and compared to those calculated in eight control subjects. Results: Stride time, percentage of swing and support phases did not differ among healthy or operated limb, and control subjects (Kruskal Wallis, p>0.05). No significant differences were found for hip and knee movements, pelvis rotation and tilt, and body center of mass displacements. During stair descent, the patients had a significantly larger pelvis inclination than the control subjects (p<0.05). Conclusion: No functional limitations during stair performance were found. The only significant difference could indicate a minor control of the pelvis, and should be used to define specific rehabilitative interventions.
Stair ascent and descent in assessing donor site morbidity following osteocutaneous free fibula transfer : a preliminary study / A. Baj, N. Lovecchio, A. Bolzoni, A. Mapelli, A.B. Giannì, C. Sforza. - In: JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY. - ISSN 0278-2391. - 73:1(2015), pp. 184-193.
|Titolo:||Stair ascent and descent in assessing donor site morbidity following osteocutaneous free fibula transfer : a preliminary study|
BAJ, ALESSANDRO (Primo)
LOVECCHIO, NICOLA (Secondo)
GIANNI', ALDO (Penultimo)
SFORZA, CHIARELLA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Fibula free flap; donor site morbidity; gait analysis; stairs; motion analysis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/16 - Anatomia Umana|
Settore MED/29 - Chirurgia Maxillofacciale
Settore MED/34 - Medicina Fisica e Riabilitativa
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2014.07.043|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|