Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998 , Vol 1 , Num 1
Hemiplejik Hastalarda AFO Uygulamasının Ambulasyona Etkisi
Neşe Özgirgin 1 ,Füsun Güler Uysal 2 ,Gülümser Aydın 3 ,Sevim Orkun 4
1 Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Fullcare Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Merkezi, İstanbul
3 Kırıkkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Kırıkkale
4 Ankara Rehabilitasyon Merkezi, Ankara

To detect the influence of AFO application in hemiplegic patients, the walking of 56 hemiplegic patients with and without orthesis were analyzed.: The results showed that the application of a metal anklefoot orthosis was a good choice in rehabilitation of hemiplegic patients for ambulation. The control of ankle joint stability and foot disorders appeared to affect the trunk, pelvis, hip and knee joint disorders positively in every phase of walking.

Keywords : Hemiplegia, Ankle foot orthosis, Rehabilitatio