Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Article Volume 6 Issue 12

Instrumented Gait Analysis: An Under-Utilized Tool in Musculoskeletal Conditions?

Corene Gatt, Cynthia Formosa*, Alfred Gatt

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Malta

*Corresponding Author: Cynthia Formosa, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta, Malta.

Received: October 26, 2023; Published: November 17, 2023


Although instrumented gait analysis has been around for decades, its utilisation in a clinical context is limited due to the interpretation of the complex outputs generated by these systems. This makes it difficult for physicians to fully understand and interpret such outputs unless they are trained extensively in this field. The proposal of a Traffic Lights System for easier interpretation of these results would enable more physicians and health professionals to readily understand these results, thus encouraging them to make greater use of such systems. This would ultimately imply that these systems would have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life through a wider utilisation of these gait analysis systems resulting in a more accurate visualisation of movement to enable better understanding of the presenting pathologies, thus aiding in the formulation of a better treatment plan.

Keywords: Traffic Lights System; Gait Analysis; Gait; Gait Pathologies


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Citation: Cynthia Formosa., et al. “Instrumented Gait Analysis: An Under-Utilized Tool in Musculoskeletal Conditions?".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.12 (2023): 32-34.


Copyright: © 2023 Cynthia Formosa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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