Stair ambulation in persons with transtibial amputation: an analysis of the Seattle LightFoot.

@article{Powers1997StairAI,
  title={Stair ambulation in persons with transtibial amputation: an analysis of the Seattle LightFoot.},
  author={Christopher M. Powers and Lara A. Boyd and Leslie Torburn and Jacquelin Perry},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={1997},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={9-18}
}
The purpose of this study was to document gait patterns in a group of individuals with transtibial amputations (TTA) during stair ambulation, and to identify the functional limitations associated with this task. Ten persons with TTA fitted with a Seattle LightFoot prosthetic component, and 14 nondisabled subjects participated in this study. Electromyographic activity (EMG) of the vastus lateralis (VL), rectus femoris (RF), gluteus maximus (GMAX), semimembranosus (SMEMB), biceps femoris long… CONTINUE READING