Author Archives: Margarida Maia PhD

Disease Severity, Walking Needs May Guide Patients’ Orthosis Choice

Clinical indices measuring disease severity and the need for walking assistance may help patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease in deciding on the type of orthosis required to provide added support for weakened muscles, a study found. Both the Ambulation Index (AI) and the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy Score (CMTNS) “can be effective…