The influence of orthosis stiffness on paraplegic ambulation and its implications for functional electrical stimulation (FES) walking systems.

@article{Stallard1995TheIO,
  title={The influence of orthosis stiffness on paraplegic ambulation and its implications for functional electrical stimulation (FES) walking systems.},
  author={John Stallard and Roland Major},
  journal={Prosthetics and orthotics international},
  year={1995},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={108-14}
}
This study examines the evidence which supports the importance of maintaining relative abduction for effective reciprocal walking in high level paraplegic patients. In comparisons of orthoses, where this can only be achieved mechanically, those with higher lateral rigidity consistently showed greater levels of walking efficiency. The influence on hybrid systems of functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the gluteal muscles, where the primary function is to maintain abduction, also showed… CONTINUE READING

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