A Quantitative Comparison of Four Experimental Axillary Crutches

  title={A Quantitative Comparison of Four Experimental Axillary Crutches},
  author={M. Leblanc and L. E. Carlson and T. Nauenberg},
  journal={JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics},
Four experimental axillary crutches, along with conventional crutches, were tested by five disabled subjects and five normal subjects, with knees flexible and with knees immobilized to simulate paraplegic conditions. Experimental crutches included a suspension crutch, rocker crutch, spring crutch and prosthetic foot crutch. Active and resting heart rates were recorded, along with average velocity to calculate an energy expenditure index for each trial. No statistically significant energy… Expand
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