Oxygen consumption during ambulation: comparison of using a prosthesis fitted with and without a tele-torsion device.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To determine the energy expenditure and subjective comfort rating of walking in transtibial amputee patients using their prosthesis fitted either with or without a tele-torsion device (TT Pylon). DESIGN Randomized, before-after trial. SETTING Gait laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Six men, moderately active, with unilateral transtibial amputation… (More)

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