A method to differentiate the causes of stiff-knee gait in stroke patients.

@article{Campanini2013AMT,
  title={A method to differentiate the causes of stiff-knee gait in stroke patients.},
  author={Isabella Campanini and Andrea Merlo and Bruce P Damiano},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={165-9}
}
Stiff-knee gait (SKG) is a common abnormal gait pattern in patients after stroke characterized by insufficient knee flexion (KF) during swing. Overactivity of the rectus femoris (RF) is considered the primary cause of SKG. Inadequate push-off has been indicated as an additional cause in the recent literature, as KF depends on knee flexion velocity in preswing (KFV). We used the peak of vertical acceleration of the malleolus (PMVA) as a kinematic-based indirect measure of push-off and studied… CONTINUE READING