Falls in children and adolescents with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and typically developing children: a six month prospective study


Children and adolescents with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) report frequent falls. Falls are a natural part of growth and development in childhood; but what is typical? There are no longitudinal studies of falls in children with CMT or typically developing children (TD). A prospective study evaluated falls over 6 months in 30 children with CMT and 30 age- and gender-matched TD children (mean age 11.5 years (3.8); 21 males). A daily diary recorded fall frequency and a questionnaire detailed the “worst” fall each day including location, time of day, surface type, mechanism and injuries.


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