Frontal plane pelvic motion during gait captures hip osteoarthritis related disability

SA Bolink, Luke Brunton, S Van Laarhoven, M Lipperts, I Heyllgers, Ashley Blom, B Grimm

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Gait analysis has widely been accepted as an objective measure of function and clinical outcome. Ambulatory accelerometer-based gait analysis has emerged as a clinically more feasible alternative to optical motion capture systems but does not provide kinematic characterisation to identify disease dependent mechanisms causing walking disability. This study investigated the potential of a single inertial sensor to derive frontal plane motion of the pelvis (i.e. pelvic obliquity) and help identify hip osteoarthritis (OA) related gait alterations. Patients with advanced unilateral hip OA (n = 20) were compared to patients with advanced unilateral knee OA (n = 20) and to a healthy control group (n = 20). Kinematic characterisation of frontal plane pelvic motion during gait demonstrated decreased range of motion and increased asymmetry for hip OA patients specifically.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-494
Number of pages7
JournalHip International
Issue number5
Early online date31 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2015

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research


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