What is the appropriate evaluation and treatment of children who are “toe walkers”?
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The evaluation of toe-walking focuses on differentiating normal children from those with mild cerebral palsy. Gait analysis may be a useful diagnostic tool, but further investigation is needed to confirm its reliability (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, based on case series). Observation alone is generally as successful as serial casting and surgery in decreasing the frequency of toe-walking at follow-up (SOR: C, based on case series).
Journal of Family Practice, 55(5) 2006: 447+.
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