The Functional Roles of Muscles, Passive Prostheses, and Powered Prostheses During Sloped Walking in People With a Transtibial Amputation.

@article{Pickle2017TheFR,
  title={The Functional Roles of Muscles, Passive Prostheses, and Powered Prostheses During Sloped Walking in People With a Transtibial Amputation.},
  author={Nathaniel T. Pickle and Alena M. Grabowski and Jana R. Jeffers and Anne K. Silverman},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2017},
  volume={139 11}
}
Sloped walking is challenging for individuals with transtibial amputation (TTA) due to the functional loss of the ankle plantarflexors. Prostheses that actively generate ankle power may help to restore this lost function. The purpose of this study was to use musculoskeletal modeling and simulation to quantify the mechanical power delivered to body segments by passive and powered prostheses and the remaining muscles in the amputated and intact legs during sloped walking. We generated walking… 

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