The Importance of Being Earnest about Shank and Thigh Kinematics Especially When Using Ankle-Foot Orthoses

@article{Owen2010TheIO,
  title={The Importance of Being Earnest about Shank and Thigh Kinematics Especially When Using Ankle-Foot Orthoses},
  author={Elaine Owen},
  journal={Prosthetics and Orthotics International},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={254 - 269}
}
  • Elaine Owen
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics International
This paper reviews and summarizes the evidence for important observations of normal and pathological gait and presents an approach to rehabilitation and orthotic management, which is based on the significance of shank and thigh kinematics for standing and gait. It discusses normal gait biomechanics, challenging some traditional beliefs, the interrelationship between segment kinematics, joint kinematics and kinetics and their relationship to orthotic design, alignment and tuning. It proposes a… Expand
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