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Muscle activity during stance phase of walking: Comparison of males with transfemoral amputation with osseointegrated fixations to nondisabled male volunteers

Annette Pantall, DO(UK), PhD; David Ewins, PhD

A small number of patients with traumatic aboveknee amputations have received direct skeletal fixations in the United Kingdom. This approach permits direct attachment of the prosthesis to a titanium rod protruding from the thigh bone. The advantage of this technique is reduction of socket-related problems, improved hip mobility, and ease of attachment and removal of the prosthesis. This study focuses on muscle function in the residual limb of five subjects during walking. Results indicate that all muscles retain function similar to that of the subjects with intact limbs. Additionally, walking speed was greater than reported in subjects with conventional prostheses.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.10.0204

Volume 50 Number 4, 2013
   Pages 499 — 514


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Pantall A, Ewins D. Muscle activity during stance phase of walking: Comparison of males with transfemoral amputation with osseointegrated fixations to nondisabled male volunteers. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(4):499–514.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.10.0204
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