The Effects of a Powered Knee Orthosis on Gait Kinematics of Children With Knee Extension Deficiency

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 20 March 2024, updated 92 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 5 individuals between 5-19 years old with incomplete spinal cord injury to test the effect of a custom knee orthoses (the Agilik) on knee movement and walking function in individuals with crouch gait. If included, participants will undergo seven study visits over a period of 2 months. The first 2 visits will include brace customization and familiarization with the device (2-4 hours each). During the next 6 weeks (visits 3-6), participants will undergo 2-hour walking training sessions with the Agilik attached to their legs using straps. Final testing of knee movement and walking function will be performed at the 7th/last visit.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
5 - 19 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    be able to walk at least 10 feet without stopping with or without a walking aid.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - participants will undergo seven study visits over a period of 2 months. - The first 2 visits will include brace customization and familiarization with the device (2-4 hours each). - During the next 6 weeks (visits 3-6), participants will undergo 2-hour walking training sessions with the Agilik attached to their legs using straps. - Final testing of knee movement and walking function will be performed at the 7th/last visit.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General health

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 6 May 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of British Columbia
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 6 May 2022
    • Organisation
    • University of British Columbia

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more