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Asymmetrical loading demands associated with vertical jump landings in people with unilateral transtibial amputation

Marlene Schoeman, PhD, et al.

People with amputation engaging in sport are exposed to variations of the vertical jump, which inevitably terminates in landing. This article shows that a variety of prostheses do not adequately assist with shock absorption during landing, which leads to gross-force asymmetries between the intact and prosthetic sides. Poor landing strategies also result in large impact forces to the intact side and high loading rates at the prosthetic side, which may lead to skin breakdown on the residual limb. A foundation is laid for further research to develop rehabilitation guidelines and potential prosthetic design interventions to improve the health and safety of people with amputation engaging in recreational sport.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.10.0199

Volume 50 Number 10, 2013
   Pages 1435 — 1448


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Schoeman M, Diss CE, Strike SC. Asymmetrical loading demands associated with vertical jump landings in people with unilateral transtibial amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(10):1435–48.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.10.0199
ResearcherID/ORCID: Marlene Schoeman, PhD: G-4112-2011

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