Frank Plasschaert

Frank Plasschaert
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of Physiotherapy and Orthopedics

MD, PhD

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Publications (40)
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INTRODUCTION Urinary incontinence is the most frequently observed lower urinary tract symptom in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Being continent can positively influence quality of life of the child and the social environment. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of incontinence training with urotherapy in children with CP. STUDY DESIGN...
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Purpose Previous studies investigating the effectiveness of exergame balance-training (using video-games) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) yielded inconsistent results that could be related to underpowered studies. Therefore, in this multicenter intervention study, we investigated whether exergaming improves balance clinically in spastic CP. M...
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Background: Muscle weakness in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) can affect daily life activities, even more if functional capabilities are poor. Also core stability plays an important role in distal force generation. Aim: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of functional tests of the lower limbs and...
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The purpose of this survey in Belgium and the Netherlands was to assess treatment variation in glenohumeral osteoarthritis between experienced and less experienced orthopedic surgeons, and to investigate perioperative treatment after shoulder arthroplasty in a large group of orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons specialized in shoulder surgery w...
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Myhre syndrome is a rare multisystem connective tissue disorder, characterized by short stature, facial dysmorphology, variable intellectual disability, skeletal abnormalities, arthropathy, cardiopathy, laryngotracheal anomalies, and stiff skin. So far, all molecularly confirmed cases harbored a de novo heterozygous gain-of-function mutation in SMA...
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Purpose: Congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA) is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder manifesting joint contractures, arachnodactyly, crumpled ears, and kyphoscoliosis as main features. Due to its rarity, rather aspecific clinical presentation, and overlap with other conditions including Marfan syndrome, the diagnosis is challe...
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Purpose: Ankle foot orthosis (AFO) stiffness is a key characteristic that determines how much support or restraint an AFO can provide. Thus, the goal of the current study is twofold: (1) to quantify AFO prescriptions for a group of patients; (2) to evaluate what impact these AFO have on the push-off phase. Method: Six patients were included in the...
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Purpose: To investigate coronal plane trunk asymmetry (TA) and its association with sagittal postural alignment in healthy subjects before pubertal peak growth. Methods: In this cross-sectional baseline study, 1190 healthy pre-peak growth velocity subjects were included. Coronal plane TA was evaluated using back surface topography. Whole-body sa...
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Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are traditionally manufactured using vacuum thermoforming as shaping technology. Additive manufacturing has the potential to disruptively change the way these orthopaedic devices are produced. In this study, AFOs are developed which are virtually designed and produced with laser sintering as shaping technology. The mechan...
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Purpose: To identify risk factors for daytime or combined urinary incontinence (UI) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Materials and methods: A cross-sectional case-control study was conducted including children with CP with or without UI from the CP-Reference Centre at *** (blinded for review) and two associated special education schools. Fa...
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Aims: To systematically review the scientific literature addressing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and urodynamic findings in adults and children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Prognostic factors were also investigated. Methods: A systematic research was conducted on the electronic databases PubMed, Web of Science, and CINAHL. Only full text cli...
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Energy cost of walking (ECOW) is defined as 'walking oxygen consumption minus resting oxygen consumption divided by speed', where 'resting' data can be obtained either at the start or cessation of a test. This study aimed to ascertain when resting data should be taken during an ECOW test in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Resting oxygen consumpt...
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Scoliosis is a common complication in children with cerebral palsy (CP). In these patients, surgical correction carries a high risk of complications. CP is also associated with gastrointestinal dysmotility such as delayed gastric emptying and gastro-oesophageal refl ux. We describe 5 patients with CP in whom symptoms of gastric dysmotility clearly...
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Measurement of VO(2) based 'energy cost of walking' indices provide quantitative information that can be used clinically to ascertain progress and relative functional impairment in pathology. The accuracy and validity of these indices relies on being able to identify periods of steady state conditions, since it is only in steady state that there is...
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Ullrich syndrome is a rare congenital hypotonic-sclerotic muscular disorder in which affected children develop a slowly progressive scoliosis and contractures and limpness of joints. The disease causes increasingly invalidating contractures and hardening of the muscles of the neck and trunk. While this neuromuscular type of scoliosis is progressive...
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An interdisciplinary European group of clinical experts in the field of movement disorders and experienced Botulinum toxin users has updated the consensus for the use of Botulinum toxin in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy (CP). A problem-orientated approach was used focussing on both published and practice-based evidence. In part I of...
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Verloes-David-Pfeiffer mesomelia-synostoses syndrome is an autosomal-dominant form of mesomelic dysplasia comprising typical acral synostoses combined with ptosis, hypertelorism, palatal abnormality, CHD, and ureteral anomalies. Since the original reports in 1995, two other patients have been described with this syndrome, one of them the patient re...
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Objective The neurodynamic test of the median nerve (ULNT1) is frequently used to assess the mechanics and physiology of the brachial plexus and median nerve. The present study looks for a positive ULNT1 in a healthy population with Langer's axillary arch (LAA) and analyzes whether LAA affects the elbow extension range of motion (EE-ROM) of the ULN...
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To examine the effect of simulating weight gain on the energy cost of walking in children with cerebral palsy (CP) compared with unimpaired children. Repeated measures, matched subjects, controlled. University hospital clinical gait and movement analysis laboratory. Children (n=42) with CP and unimpaired children (n=42). Addition of 10% of body mas...
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Measurement of the energy cost of walking in children with cerebral palsy is used for baseline and outcome assessment. However, such testing relies on the establishment of steady state that is deemed present when oxygen consumption is stable. This is often assumed when walking speed is constant but in practice, speed can and does vary naturally. Wh...
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The neurodynamic test of the median nerve (ULNT1) is frequently used to assess the mechanics and physiology of the brachial plexus and median nerve. The present study looks for a positive ULNT1 in a healthy population with Langer's axillary arch (LAA) and analyzes whether LAA affects the elbow extension range of motion (EE-ROM) of the ULNT1. Of 640...
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Two types of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), early EPCs and late EPCs (also called endothelial outgrowth cells [EOCs]), were described in vitro previously. In this report, we dissect the phenotype of the precursor(s) that generate these cell types with focus on the markers CD34, CD133, and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR2)...
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Unlabelled: An alternative treatment for primary bone tumors of the proximal humerus was assessed. Four patients, who made full functional recovery after complete resection of the proximal humerus inclusive of the rotator cuff and subsequent reconstruction with a reverse shoulder prosthesis, were examined clinically and radiographically. Distinct...
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Anaesthesia for patients with Leigh's syndrome has rarely been reported. Leigh's syndrome or subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy is a neurodegenerative disorder of infancy or childhood. Acute exacerbation with respiratory failure may accompany surgery and general anaesthesia. In this case report we describe the anaesthetic management of a 17 y...
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We modified the Hawkins impingement maneuver in order to develop a quantifiable and reproducible impingement test. The involved anatomic structures were examined with magnetic resonance imaging of 3 cadaveric shoulders. The reproducibility of the clinical sign was assessed with an interobserver and intraobserver reliability test, with calculation o...
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Localised Langerhans-cell histiocytosis of bone (eosinophilic granuloma) is a benign tumour-like condition with a variable clinical course. Different forms of treatment have been reported to give satisfactory results. However, previous series all contain patients with a wide age range. Our aim was to investigate the effect of skeletal maturity on t...
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In this retrospective study, we calculated the healing rate of meniscal repairs performed with an outside-in technique. We describe complications encountered and evaluate some known criteria used in the decision to perform a meniscal repair instead of partial meniscectomy. Included is a brief description of the surgical technique and of the trauma...
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In this retrospective study, we calculated the healing rate of meniscal repairs performed with an outside-in technique. We describe complications encountered and evaluate some known criteria used in the decision to perform a meniscal repair instead of partial meniscectomy. Included is a brief description of the surgical technique and of the trauma...
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The present study was designed to determine whether quantified clinical measurement of the back would provide arguments supporting a biomechanical cause of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Two hundred ninety-two healthy girls (9 to 16 years) and 191 healthy boys (11 to 18 years) were examined clinically with the use of the Bunnell scoliometer...

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