Assessment of transfemoral amputees using C-Leg and Power Knee for ascending and descending inclines and steps.

@article{Wolf2012AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of transfemoral amputees using C-Leg and Power Knee for ascending and descending inclines and steps.},
  author={Erik J. Wolf and Vanessa Q. Everding and Alison L Linberg and Barri L. Schnall and Joseph M. Czerniecki and Jeffrey M Gambel},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={831-42}
}
Adding active power to a prosthetic knee unit may improve function and reduce the potential for overuse injuries in persons with transfemoral amputation (TFA). Servicemembers who have sustained a TFA are often young and motivated to perform at high functional levels. The goal of this article is to compare the biomechanics of ramp and stair descent and ascent for participants using the C-Leg and the Power Knee (PK). Subjects were asked to ascend and descend an instrumented staircase and 12… CONTINUE READING
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