Neuroscience Poster Session

Effect Of Hinged Ankle Foot Orthoses On The Oxygen Cost Of Walking

Michel Ladouceur

Hi Dr Maltais,

Thank you for your poster on the effect of an hinged AFO. I would like to know if any studies have been done on the modification of this orthosis effect with time? I would be curious in knowing this effect since in my field (use of a common peroneal stimulator for FES-assisted walking) I have shown that eventhough the orthodic effect is minimal at best (as seen in your study) in a greater period of time this orthotic effect is modulated and is also present concurently with a therapeutic effect.

Thank you for your time

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