Gait Analysis of Patients Subjected to the Atrophic Mandible Augmentation with Iliac Bone Graft

Cansiz E. , KARABULUT D., DOĞRU S. C. , AKALAN N. E. , Temelli Y., ARSLAN Y. Z.

APPLIED BIONICS AND BIOMECHANICS, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2019/8203597


In this study, we aimed to quantitatively monitor and describe the gait functions of patients, who underwent iliac crest bone grafting in atrophic jaw augmentation operation, by taking into account the alterations of gait parameters and muscle forces in the early recovery course. To do so, temporospatial and kinematic gait parameters of ten patients during pre- and postoperative periods were recorded, and forces of the gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, and iliacus muscles were calculated. Three postoperative periods were specified as one week (post-op1), two weeks (post-op2), and three weeks (post-op3) after the surgery. Restoring process of the gait patterns was comparatively evaluated by analyzing the gait parameters and muscle forces for pre- and postoperative periods. Temporospatial and kinematic parameters of post-op3 were closer to those obtained in pre-op than those in post-op1 and post-op2 (p<0.05). Muscle forces calculated in post-op3 showed the best agreement with those in pre-op among the postoperative periods in terms of both magnitude and correlation (p<0.05). In conclusion, the patients began to regain their preoperative gait characteristics from the second week after surgery, but complete recovery in gait was observed three weeks after the surgery.