Factors affecting ambulation in children and adults with myelomeningocele

Takeaway

  • Ambulation in children and adolescents with myelomeningocele (MMC) is best predicted by assistive device use and sedentary activities.

Why this matters

    Identifying factors contributing to walking activity in children and adolescents with MMC can allow for interventional strategies to retain independent mobility, reduce health-related risks and improve their quality of life as a result.