Biomechanical analysis of the influence of prosthetic feet on below-knee amputee walking.

@article{Gitter1991BiomechanicalAO,
  title={Biomechanical analysis of the influence of prosthetic feet on below-knee amputee walking.},
  author={Andrew J Gitter and Joseph M. Czerniecki and D Degroot},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={1991},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={142-8}
}
Although energy storing prosthetic feet have achieved widespread clinical acceptance, the effect of these components on the biomechanics of below-knee amputee gait is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to determine the biomechanical adaptations used by the below-knee amputee while wearing a conventional prosthetic foot and to assess the influence of energy storing prosthetic feet on these adaptations. Mechanical power outputs of the lower extremity in five normal and five below… CONTINUE READING

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