Muscle weakness is an important symptom in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and it is assumed to have a crucial impact on gait. Although several authors have described the gait deviations in children with DMD, no study has analysed the direct association between muscle weakness and gait deviations in this population. To estimate muscle strength, joint torques (Nm/kg) were defined for the knee-extensors, knee flexors, dorsiflexors and plantar flexors during maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVICs) for 15 DMD children (median age (25–75%): 8.7 (6.8–9.9)).

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