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Prosthesis preference is related to stride-to-stride fluctuations at the prosthetic ankle

Shane R. Wurdeman, CP, MSPO, et al.

Typical walking measures average multiple steps together to get a single representative step. This, however, removes the effect that one step has on the next. The small changes from step-to-step are considered to be an important part of how the neuromuscular system controls walking. While previous walking measures have not related to an amputee's prosthesis preference, it is possible that this is because the typical walking measures failed to consider this other aspect of how walking is controlled. We found a strong relationship between the small changes that occur from step-to-step at the prosthetic ankle and how strongly the amputee preferred the prosthesis.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0104

Volume 50 Number 5, 2013
   Pages 671 — 686


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This article and any supplemental material should be cited as follows:
Wurdeman SR, Myers SA, Jacobsen AL, Stergiou N. Prosthesis preference is related to stride-to-stride fluctuations at the prosthetic ankle. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013; 50(5):671–86.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0104
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