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Bilateral electromyogram response latency following platform perturbation in unilateral transtibial prosthesis users: Influence of weight distribution and limb position

David Rusaw, PhD, et al.

Afferent sensory information is important for maintenance of postural stability in response to an external balance threat. Individuals with a limb amputation lack the sensory information that used to be provided by their anatomical limb. This study subjected transtibial prosthesis users to sudden movements of the surface they were standing on and measured how quickly they responded with the muscles of their lower limb. The results indicate individuals with an amputation respond slower than age-matched nondisabled individuals to sudden movements of the support surface.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.01.0017

Volume 50 Number 4, 2013
   Pages 531 — 544


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This article and any supplemental material should be cited as follows:
Rusaw D, Hagberg K, Nolan L, Ramstrand N. Bilateral electromyogram response latency following platform perturbation in unilateral transtibial prosthesis users: Influence of weight distribution and limb position. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(4):531–44.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.01.0017
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