Kinematic gait adaptations in unilateral transtibial amputees during rehabilitation

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Barnett, Cleveland T, Vanicek, Natalie, Polman, Remco, Hancock, Amanda, Brown, Barbara, Smith, Lynne and Chetter, Ian C (2009) Kinematic gait adaptations in unilateral transtibial amputees during rehabilitation. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 33 (2). pp. 135-147. ISSN 0309-3646 (print) 1746-1553 (online)


Physiotherapists routinely prescribe the use of two different early walking aids (EWAs) to individuals who have recently undergone unilateral transtibial amputation. No research to date has investigated the kinematic gait patterns of transtibial amputees walking with an EWA during early rehabilitation. The aim of the current RCT study was to compare gait patterns when walking with two different EWAs and whether either EWA provided patients with greater gait benefits.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1080/03093640902751762
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Keywords ResPubID21989. biomechanics of prosthetic devices, orthotic devices, gait analysis, physiotherapy, rehabilitation of amputees, Early Walking Aid, EWA, post-amputation
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