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Spinal, pelvic, and hip movement asymmetries in people with lower-limb amputation: Systematic review

Hemakumar Devan, MPhty, et al.

Following limb loss, people with transfemoral amputation (TFA) and transtibial amputation (TTA) compensate with asymmetrical movements in their back and lower-limb joints. The results from our review suggest that persons with TFA compensate with asymmetrical movements in the upper back and pelvis during walking. None of the included studies examined the lower back movements during other daily activities such as stair climbing, ramp walking, and obstacle crossing in participants with either TFA or TTA. Further studies examining the lower back movements during daily activities could help to better understand the mechanisms of low back pain in this population.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.05.0135

Volume 52 Number 1, 2015
   Pages 1 — 20


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Devan H, Carman A, Hendrick P, Hale L, Ribeiro DC. Spinal, pelvic, and hip movement asymmetries in people with lower-limb amputation: Systematic review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(1):1–20.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.05.0135
ResearcherID/ORCID: Hemakumar Devan, MPhty: G-9585-2012; Paul Hendrick, PhD: F-7325-2012; Daniel Cury Ribeiro, PhD: G-1694-2011
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