Volume 51 Number 8, 2014
Pages 1243 — 1254
Veterans with lower-limb loss who use a prosthetic
limb move with different joint angles and joint
forces in their sound and amputated limbs. Clinicians
normally try to create symmetry in limb movement,
assuming that joint forces will also become symmetrical.
This study used cycling to define how differences
in joint angles and joint forces were related.
Our results imply that reducing differences in joint
angles does not affect joint loading as assumed in
clinical practice. We propose that clinicians should
define an acceptable amount of asymmetry and use
that information to improve rehabilitation.
Go to TOP
Last Reviewed or Updated Tuesday, January 13, 2015 11:19 AM