Effect of age on lower extremity joint moment contributions to gait speed.

@article{Riley2001EffectOA,
  title={Effect of age on lower extremity joint moment contributions to gait speed.},
  author={Patrick O. Riley and U DellaCroce and D. Casey Kerrigan},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          264-70
        }
}
We investigated the relationship of hip, knee and ankle function to gait speed in healthy elderly subjects. We hypothesized that the hip extension moment would make a significantly smaller contribution to propulsion power in the elderly than in healthy young subjects even when the elders were ambulating at speeds comparable to those of the young subjects. We analyzed the free speed gait of 16 young and 14 elderly subjects, and the fast gait of the elder subjects. In elderly subjects free speed… CONTINUE READING
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