Predictive simulation of diabetic gait: Individual contribution of ankle stiffness and muscle weakening.


Diabetic neuropathic individuals present massive muscle strength reduction at the ankle plantar- and dorsiflexors and increased joint stiffness. Our aim is to investigate the adaptation strategies to these musculoskeletal alterations during walking by means of predictive simulations. We used a seven segment planar musculoskeletal model actuated by eight… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.07.124