Swing limb mechanics and minimum toe clearance in people with knee osteoarthritis.

  title={Swing limb mechanics and minimum toe clearance in people with knee osteoarthritis.},
  author={Pazit T. Levinger and Daniel T. H. Lai and Hylton B. Menz and Adam D. Morrow and Julian Ashley Feller and John R. Bartlett and Neil R. Bergman and Rezaul K. Begg},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  volume={35 2},
OBJECTIVE Knee osteoarthritis (OA) has been shown to be a risk factor for falls. Reductions in foot clearance during the swing phase of walking can cause a trip and potentially lead to a fall. This study examined the swing phase mechanics of people with and without knee OA during walking. DESIGN Minimum toe clearance (MTC) height, joint angles at the time of MTC and the influence of the angular changes of the hip, knee and ankle of the swing leg on foot clearance using sensitivity analysis… CONTINUE READING

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