This case of spastic
diplegia was analysed before, immediately post-op, 6 months post-op, and
18 months post-op following a Selective Posterior (Dorsal)
Rhizotomy procedure in April 1998. She
had had no previous surgery, and is now 12 y old.
Analysis of the
first three occassions was done with 2D videography - the most recent study
was done using Vicon 370 3D motion capture.
She has complained
of lumbar back pain since the operation, worse on walking.
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Note: the 2D earlier movies were recorded for optimal visibility of reflective markers in 2D videography, and so are rather dark.
||Immed. Post-op||Post-op 6 mo.||18 mo. Post-op|
|right view||front view||right view||right view|
|left view||left view||left view||left view|
|left joint kinematics & kinetics||left arm powers (QuickTime 1.1Mb)|
|right joint kinematics & kinetics||right arm powers (QuickTime 1.1Mb)|
Case prepared by Dr. Chris Kirtley & referred by Beverly Yiu
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Last modified on Wednesday, 9-Feb. 1999.
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