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Myelomeningocele: approach and treatment alternatives, based on the evidence provided by gait analysis

MOJ Orthopedics & Rheumatology
Marcel Rupcich G,1 Ricardo J Bravo2–4

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Myelomeningocele results from failure of the neural tube to close in the developing fetus and is associated with neurological impairment (Incidence 1:1000 births). The level of the anatomic lesion generally correlates with the neurological deficit and ranges from complete paralysis to minimal or no motor deficit. Myelomeningocele or Spina bifida can lead to health problems, physical disabilities and learning problems. Generally associated paralysis of the lower extremities and sphincters control absence. Treatment includes surgery, braces or other corrective devices, physical therapy. The functional classification that concerns us in this review includes three types.


spina bifida, myelomeningocele, hypertrichosis and open lesions, sphincters, cystic formations, spinal cord, lumbosacral region, cystic swelling, vertebral arches, latex allergy, extradural lipomas, dermoids cysts, neurenteric cysts, gait prognosi, ambulatory capacity, quality of ambulation