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Assessment of gait stability, harmony, and symmetry in subjects with lower-limb amputation evaluated by trunk accelerations

Marco Iosa, PhD, et al.

In recent years, there has been an increasing use of accelerometers in the quantitative assessment of locomotor abilities, but poor attention has been served to people with amputation. We applied this technique to 22 people with transfemoral or transtibial amputation at dismissal from our rehabilitation hospital after a new prosthesis delivery and compared the data with those of 22 age-matched healthy subjects. Reduction of gait stability, harmony, and symmetry were found, especially for subjects with transfemoral amputations using prostheses with a locked knee. Our findings are an important step toward a quantitative clinical assessment of gait features in subjects with lowerlimb amputation, such as many veterans.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.07.0162

Volume 51 Number 4, 2014
   Pages 623 — 634


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Iosa M, Paradisi F, Brunelli S, Delussu AS, Pellegrini R, Zenardi D, Paolucci S, Traballesi M. Assessment of gait stability, harmony, and symmetry in subjects with lower-limb amputation evaluated by trunk accelerations. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(4):623–34.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.07.0162
ResearcherID/ORCID: Marco Iosa, PhD: 0000-0003-2434-3887
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