Bone Shape in Children with Myelo

My current research, ongoing at the Motion Analysis Lab at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is related to bony deformities in children with Myelomeningocele. As these children develop, their bones grow in a mechanical environment atypical to normally developing bones due to varying levels paralysis and associated adaptive gait patterns. It is unclear exactly how, and to what extent, these different loading conditions influence properties such as density, cross-sectional circularity, and excessive tibial torsion.

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