Selecting a test for the clinical assessment of balance and walking capacity at the definitive fitting state after unilateral amputation: a comparative study.

@article{Grmeaux2012SelectingAT,
  title={Selecting a test for the clinical assessment of balance and walking capacity at the definitive fitting state after unilateral amputation: a comparative study.},
  author={Vincent Gr{\'e}meaux and Sabeur Damak and Odile Troisgros and Amine Feki and D. Laroche and Dominic Alain P{\'e}rennou and Charles Benaim and J L Casillas},
  journal={Prosthetics and orthotics international},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={415-22}
}
BACKGROUND There is a lack of data and consensus concerning the most appropriate functional evaluation in clinical practice at the definitive prosthetic phase after lower limb amputation. OBJECTIVES To determine among several selected functional tests the most pertinent to evaluate balance and prosthetic walking. STUDY DESIGN Validation of a diagnostic procedure. METHODS Sixty-four patients were included. OUTCOME MEASURES Timed Up and Go test, Functional Reach test (FRT), one-leg… CONTINUE READING

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