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Sylvia Ounpuu MSc

TitleResearch Director & Kinesiologist
InstitutionConnecticut Children's
DepartmentCenter for Motion Analysis
Address399 Farmington Ave
Phone860-284-0202
Fax860-284-0213
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Connecticut
    DepartmentOrthopaedic Surgery


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    1. Ounpuu S. The importance of understanding gait features in hereditary spastic paraplegia: accomplishments and next steps. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Aug; 58(8):790-1. PMID: 26946256.
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    2. Jani-Acsadi A, Ounpuu S, Pierz K, Acsadi G. Pediatric Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Jun; 62(3):767-86. PMID: 26022174.
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    3. Solomito MJ, Garibay EJ, Woods JR, Ounpuu S, Nissen CW. Evaluation of wrist and forearm motion in college-aged baseball pitchers. Sports Biomech. 2014 Nov; 13(4):320-31. PMID: 25203486.
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    4. Hassani S, Krzak JJ, Johnson B, Flanagan A, Gorton G, Bagley A, Ounpuu S, Romness M, Tylkowski C, Oeffinger D. One-Minute Walk and modified Timed Up and Go tests in children with cerebral palsy: performance and minimum clinically important differences. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 May; 56(5):482-9. PMID: 24843890.
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    5. Nissen CW, Solomito M, Garibay E, Ounpuu S, Westwell M. A biomechanical comparison of pitching from a mound versus flat ground in adolescent baseball pitchers. Sports Health. 2013 Nov; 5(6):530-6. PMID: 24427428; PMCID: PMC3806183.
    6. Õunpuu S, Garibay E, Solomito M, Bell K, Pierz K, Thomson J, Acsadi G, DeLuca P. A comprehensive evaluation of the variation in ankle function during gait in children and youth with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Gait Posture. 2013 Sep; 38(4):900-6. PMID: 23702343.
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    7. Cruz AI, Ounpuu S, Deluca PA. Distal rectus femoris intramuscular lengthening for the correction of stiff-knee gait in children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jul-Aug; 31(5):541-7. PMID: 21654463.
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    8. Wren TA, Gorton GE, Ounpuu S, Tucker CA. Efficacy of clinical gait analysis: A systematic review. Gait Posture. 2011 Jun; 34(2):149-53. PMID: 21646022.
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    9. Westwell M, Ounpuu S, DeLuca P. Effects of orthopedic intervention in adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy. Gait Posture. 2009 Aug; 30(2):201-6. PMID: 19487127.
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    10. Nissen CW, Westwell M, Ounpuu S, Patel M, Solomito M, Tate J. A biomechanical comparison of the fastball and curveball in adolescent baseball pitchers. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Aug; 37(8):1492-8. PMID: 19448049.
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    11. Fox MD, Reinbolt JA, Ounpuu S, Delp SL. Mechanisms of improved knee flexion after rectus femoris transfer surgery. J Biomech. 2009 Mar 26; 42(5):614-9. PMID: 19217109; PMCID: PMC2929172.
    12. Engsberg JR, Tucker C, Ounpuu S, Wren TA, Sisto SA, Kaufman KR. Gait and clinical movement analysis research priorities: 2007 update from the research committee of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society. Gait Posture. 2009 Feb; 29(2):169-71. PMID: 19135373.
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    13. Reinbolt JA, Fox MD, Arnold AS, Ounpuu S, Delp SL. Importance of preswing rectus femoris activity in stiff-knee gait. J Biomech. 2008 Aug 7; 41(11):2362-9. PMID: 18617180.
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    14. Paciorkowski AR, Westwell M, Ounpuu S, Bell K, Kagan J, Mazzarella C, Greenstein RM. Motion analysis of a child with Niemann-Pick disease type C treated with miglustat. Mov Disord. 2008 Jan; 23(1):124-8. PMID: 17973331.
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    15. Patel M, Talaty M, Ounpuu S. The impact of adding trunk motion to the interpretation of the role of joint moments during normal walking. J Biomech. 2007; 40(16):3563-9. PMID: 17765906.
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    16. Adolfsen SE, Ounpuu S, Bell KJ, DeLuca PA. Kinematic and kinetic outcomes after identical multilevel soft tissue surgery in children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Sep; 27(6):658-67. PMID: 17717467.
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    17. Nissen CW, Westwell M, Ounpuu S, Patel M, Tate JP, Pierz K, Burns JP, Bicos J. Adolescent baseball pitching technique: a detailed three-dimensional biomechanical analysis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 Aug; 39(8):1347-57. PMID: 17762368.
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    18. Goldberg SR, Ounpuu S, Arnold AS, Gage JR, Delp SL. Kinematic and kinetic factors that correlate with improved knee flexion following treatment for stiff-knee gait. J Biomech. 2006; 39(4):689-98. PMID: 16439238.
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    19. Graf A, Judge JO, Ounpuu S, Thelen DG. The effect of walking speed on lower-extremity joint powers among elderly adults who exhibit low physical performance. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Nov; 86(11):2177-83. PMID: 16271567.
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    20. Arnold AS, Liu MQ, Schwartz MH, Ounpuu S, Delp SL. The role of estimating muscle-tendon lengths and velocities of the hamstrings in the evaluation and treatment of crouch gait. Gait Posture. 2006 Apr; 23(3):273-81. PMID: 15964759.
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    21. Arnold AS, Liu MQ, Schwartz MH, Ounpuu S, Dias LS, Delp SL. Do the hamstrings operate at increased muscle-tendon lengths and velocities after surgical lengthening? J Biomech. 2006; 39(8):1498-506. PMID: 15923009.
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    22. Davids JR, Ounpuu S, DeLuca PA, Davis RB. Optimization of walking ability of children with cerebral palsy. Instr Course Lect. 2004; 53:511-22. PMID: 15116640.
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    23. Goldberg SR, Ounpuu S, Delp SL. The importance of swing-phase initial conditions in stiff-knee gait. J Biomech. 2003 Aug; 36(8):1111-6. PMID: 12831736.
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    24. Bell KJ, Ounpuu S, DeLuca PA, Romness MJ. Natural progression of gait in children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2002 Sep-Oct; 22(5):677-82. PMID: 12198474.
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    25. Ounpuu S, DeLuca P, Davis R, Romness M. Long-term effects of femoral derotation osteotomies: an evaluation using three-dimensional gait analysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2002 Mar-Apr; 22(2):139-45. PMID: 11856918.
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    26. Ounpuu S, Thomson JD, Davis RB, DeLuca PA. An examination of the knee function during gait in children with myelomeningocele. J Pediatr Orthop. 2000 Sep-Oct; 20(5):629-35. PMID: 11008743.
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    27. Thomson JD, Ounpuu S, Davis RB, DeLuca PA. The effects of ankle-foot orthoses on the ankle and knee in persons with myelomeningocele: an evaluation using three-dimensional gait analysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 1999 Jan-Feb; 19(1):27-33. PMID: 9890282.
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    28. DeLuca PA, Ounpuu S, Davis RB, Walsh JH. Effect of hamstring and psoas lengthening on pelvic tilt in patients with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 1998 Nov-Dec; 18(6):712-8. PMID: 9821124.
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    29. DeLuca PA, Davis RB, Ounpuu S, Rose S, Sirkin R. Alterations in surgical decision making in patients with cerebral palsy based on three-dimensional gait analysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 1997 Sep-Oct; 17(5):608-14. PMID: 9591998.
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    30. Judge JO, Ounpuu S, Davis RB. Effects of age on the biomechanics and physiology of gait. Clin Geriatr Med. 1996 Nov; 12(4):659-78. PMID: 8890109.
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    31. Judge JO, Davis RB, Ounpuu S. Step length reductions in advanced age: the role of ankle and hip kinetics. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 1996 Nov; 51(6):M303-12. PMID: 8914503.
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    32. Ounpuu S, Bell KJ, Davis RB, DeLuca PA. An evaluation of the posterior leaf spring orthosis using joint kinematics and kinetics. J Pediatr Orthop. 1996 May-Jun; 16(3):378-84. PMID: 8728642.
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    33. Ounpuu S. The biomechanics of walking and running. Clin Sports Med. 1994 Oct; 13(4):843-63. PMID: 7805110.
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    34. Rose SA, DeLuca PA, Davis RB, Ounpuu S, Gage JR. Kinematic and kinetic evaluation of the ankle after lengthening of the gastrocnemius fascia in children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 1993 Nov-Dec; 13(6):727-32. PMID: 8245196.
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    35. Ounpuu S, Muik E, Davis RB, Gage JR, DeLuca PA. Rectus femoris surgery in children with cerebral palsy. Part II: A comparison between the effect of transfer and release of the distal rectus femoris on knee motion. J Pediatr Orthop. 1993 May-Jun; 13(3):331-5. PMID: 8496367.
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    36. Ounpuu S, Muik E, Davis RB, Gage JR, DeLuca PA. Rectus femoris surgery in children with cerebral palsy. Part I: The effect of rectus femoris transfer location on knee motion. J Pediatr Orthop. 1993 May-Jun; 13(3):325-30. PMID: 8496366.
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    37. Boscarino LF, Ounpuu S, Davis RB, Gage JR, DeLuca PA. Effects of selective dorsal rhizotomy on gait in children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 1993 Mar-Apr; 13(2):174-9. PMID: 8459006.
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    38. Rose SA, Ounpuu S, DeLuca PA. Strategies for the assessment of pediatric gait in the clinical setting. Phys Ther. 1991 Dec; 71(12):961-80. PMID: 1946629.
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    39. Ounpuu S, Gage JR, Davis RB. Three-dimensional lower extremity joint kinetics in normal pediatric gait. J Pediatr Orthop. 1991 May-Jun; 11(3):341-9. PMID: 2056083.
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    40. Ounpuu S. The biomechanics of running: a kinematic and kinetic analysis. Instr Course Lect. 1990; 39:305-18. PMID: 2335745.
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    41. Ounpuu S, Winter DA. Bilateral electromyographical analysis of the lower limbs during walking in normal adults. Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1989 May; 72(5):429-38. PMID: 2469567.
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