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Toe clearance when walking in people with unilateral transtibial amputation: Effects of passive hydraulic ankle

Louise Johnson, PhD, et al.

This study demonstrated that use of a recently developed prosthetic foot with hydraulically controlled articulating ankle increased the minimum toe clearance during overground walking in people with transtibial amputation. This is important because adequate foot-ground clearance is critical to avoid tripping and hence falling, and people with amputation have been shown to have a higher risk of falling than nondisabled individuals. Although variability in toe clearance also increased on the prosthetic limb, which would increase risk of tripping, this risk was offset by a relatively larger concurrent increase in mean toe clearance.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0126

Volume 51 Number 3, 2014
   Pages 429 — 438


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Johnson L, De Asha AR, Munjal R, Kulkarni J, Buckley JG. Toe clearance when walking in people with unilateral transtibial amputation: Effects of passive hydraulic ankle. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):429–38.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0126
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