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Research Article Volume 6 Issue 4

Kinematic Analysis of Gait of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Longitudinal Study)

Paloma Nepomuceno Araujo1*, Paulo Fernando Lôbo Correa2, Denise Sisterolli Diniz3 and Jakeline Ferreira de Araújo Lôbo4

1Academic of the 8th Period of the Physiotherapy Course of Alfredo Nasser College, in the 2nd Semester of 2021, Brazil
2PhD Student of the Health Sciences Program of the Faculty of Medicine and Advisor of this Project, Brazil
3Neurologist at Hospital das Clínicas and Advisor of this Project, Brazil
4Professor of the Physiotherapy course at Alfredo Nasser College, PhD Student in Health Science and Advisor of the Present Work, Brazil

*Corresponding Author:Paloma Nepomuceno Araujo, Academic of the 8th Period of the Physiotherapy Course of Alfredo Nasser College, in the 2nd Semester of 2021, Brazil.

Received: February 17, 2022; Published: March 15, 2022


Introduction: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a terminal neurodegenerative, progressive and paralytic disease that occurs due to the degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons. Survival is 3 to 5 years and the peak of the disease occurs between 65 and 75 years, being more prevalent in Caucasian men. The quality of life of affected individuals is mainly compromised by reduced mobility and ability to perform daily life activities, such as gait.

Objective: The objective of this stucco was to evaluate the gait performance of individuals with ASS, without the use of aid devices, through the analysis of kinematic parameters.

Methodology: This is a cross-sectional, descriptive and laboratory study, in which we analyzed the kinematic gait parameters of patients with ALS, such as inclination, oblinetity and pelvis rotation; flexion, extension, abduction, adduction and hip rotation; flexion, extension, abduction and knee adduction; and plantar flexion, dorsal flexion and bearings ankle. The study included adult patients with confirmed diagnosis of ASS, both genders, ages 18 to 80 years, living in the state of Goiás and who were able to march independently without the use of auxiliary devices. For each patient, five gait captures were performed and the mean of the five collections was used for analysis. The kinematic parameters were evaluated by 10 infrared cameras and 2 video cameras.

Results and Discussion: In kinematic analysis, there was changes in all joints, with greater frequency in the ankle and pelvis component. The scarcity of materials that analyzed the kinematics of EDS made it difficult to discuss a comparative discussion.

Conclusion:The presence of kinematic gait alterations of patients with ALS with great heterogeneity in the kinematic components was observed.

Keywords:Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; March; Kinematics


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Citation: Paloma Nepomuceno Araujo., et al. “Kinematic Analysis of Gait of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Longitudinal Study)". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.4 (2022): 41-45.


Copyright: © 2022 Paloma Nepomuceno Araujo., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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