How To Address Conditions That Affect Pediatric Gait

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Guest Clinical Editor: Edwin Harris, DPM

As for paralytic dropfoot, Dr. Harris notes that using an AFO can help convert a child with paralytic anterior compartments from a toe-heel gait to a heel-toe pattern. Unless the paralytic process is somehow reversible, he says he would expect lifetime brace wear for this patient.

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