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The biomechanical response of persons with transfemoral amputation to variations in prosthetic knee alignment during level walking

Sara R. Koehler-McNicholas, PhD, et al.

Prosthetic alignment is an important factor in the overall fit and performance of a lower-limb prosthesis. This study explores the effect of prosthetic knee alignment on the gait of persons with transfemoral amputation. Gait data were collected for three alignment conditions while subjects walked at a selfselected speed on a level walking surface. Based on kinematic and kinetic measurements, subjects appeared most sensitive to alignment conditions that reduced the stability of the knee joint during early stance phase. Overall, these results provide insight into clinical practice of prosthetic alignment for persons with lower-limb amputation.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0311

Volume 53 Number 6, 2017
   Pages 1089 — 1106


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Koehler-McNicholas SR, Lipschutz RD, Gard SA. The biomechanical response of persons with transfemoral amputation to variations in prosthetic knee alignment during level walking. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6): 1089–1106.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0311
ORCID: Sara R. Koehler-McNicholas, PhD: 000-0002-7201-3607; Steven A. Gard, PhD: 0000-0002-4251-2464
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