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Influence of physical capacities of males with transtibial amputation on gait adjustments on sloped surfaces

Karine Langlois, MSc, et al.

Gait is a challenging activity for people with transtibial amputation who must cope with the loss of ankle muscles. Particularly, slope walking, a daily situation, must be addressed during rehabilitation. The role of the individual muscular capacity and functional ability was investigated through a quantified analysis of gait of seven transtibial patients. Walking strategies are clearly related to the muscular impairment, suggesting hip and knee extensors strengthening as a priority. The six-minute walk test, a good predictor of uphill walking ability, can be proposed as a functional score usable in clinical routine for rehabilitation evaluation of people with transtibial amputation.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0118

Volume 51 Number 2, 2014
   Pages 193 — 200


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Langlois K, Villa C, Bonnet X, Lavaste F, Fodé P, Martinet N, Pillet H. Influence of physical capacities of males with
transtibial amputation on gait adjustments on sloped ­surfaces. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(2):193–200.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0118
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