Shoulder joint kinetics and pathology in manual wheelchair users.

  title={Shoulder joint kinetics and pathology in manual wheelchair users.},
  author={Jennifer L Mercer and Michael Boninger and Alicia Koontz and Dianxu Ren and Trevor A Dyson-Hudson and Rory A. Cooper},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  volume={21 8},
BACKGROUND Manual wheelchair users rely heavily on their upper limbs for independent mobility which likely leads to a high prevalence of shoulder pain and injury. The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between shoulder forces and moments experienced during wheelchair propulsion and shoulder pathology. METHODS Kinetic and kinematic data was recorded from 33 subjects with paraplegia as they propelled their wheelchairs at two speeds (0.9 and 1.8 m/s). Shoulder joint forces and… CONTINUE READING
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