Lower limb kinematic and kinetic differences between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers.

@article{Vanicek2010LowerLK,
  title={Lower limb kinematic and kinetic differences between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers.},
  author={Natalie Vanicek and Siobh{\'a}n C Strike and Lars R. McNaughton and Remco C J Polman},
  journal={Prosthetics and orthotics international},
  year={2010},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          399-410
        }
}
Stair walking relies on concentric contraction of the ankle plantarflexor and knee extensor muscles, which are either absent or weakened in transtibial amputees. As a result the risk of falling is increased in this population. The aim of this study was to compare the gait patterns of transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers during stair ascent. Eleven participants (fallers = 6; non-fallers = 5) walked along a 3-m walkway and ascended a three-step staircase with handrails, at their self… CONTINUE READING

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