Since prosthetic rehabilitation of older hip disarticulation (HD) patients is a specialized area, there have been very few reports investigating the energy consumption and physical fitness in such patients. Thus, clinical information available for use in the rehabilitation of older HD amputees is lacking. To our knowledge, this is the first research addressing both energy and physical fitness in older HD patients. Our preliminary study clarified both energy consumption during prosthetic walking and physical fitness for older HD amputees. This information would be helpful in the clinical field of prosthetic rehabilitation for older HD amputees.
Volume 49 Number 8, 2012
Pages 1255 — 1260
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