Disease Severity, Walking Needs May Guide Patients’ Orthosis Choice

Disease Severity, Walking Needs May Guide Patients’ Orthosis Choice

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Disease Severity, Walking Needs May Guide Patients’ Orthosis Choice

Clinical indices measuring disease severity and the need for walking assistance may help patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease in deciding on the type of orthosis required to provide added support for weakened muscles, a study found. Both the Ambulation Index (AI) and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy Score (CMTNS) “can be effective tools to aid in the correct choice of orthotics,” the researchers wrote. The study, “Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy score and ambulation index are both predictors of orthotic need…

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