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Adjustments in gait symmetry with walking speed in trans-femoral and trans-tibial amputees.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12633775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of increased walking speed on temporal and loading asymmetry was investigated in highly active trans-femoral and trans-tibial amputees. With increasing walking speed, temporal gait variables reduced in duration, particularly on the prosthetic limb, while vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) increased in magnitude, particularly on the intact limb. Thus, temporal asymmetry reduced and loading asymmetry increased with walking speed. The greater force on the intact limb may reflect the method by which the amputees achieve greater temporal symmetry in order to walk fast, and could possibly account for greater instances of joint degeneration in the intact limb reported in the literature.
Lee Nolan; Andrzej Wit; Krzysztof Dudziñski; Adrian Lees; Mark Lake; Michał Wychowañski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gait & posture     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0966-6362     ISO Abbreviation:  Gait Posture     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-13     Completed Date:  2003-06-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9416830     Medline TA:  Gait Posture     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Amputation / methods
Amputees / rehabilitation*
Artificial Limbs
Cohort Studies
Femur / surgery
Gait / physiology*
Postural Balance / physiology
Prosthesis Fitting
Tibia / surgery
Walking / physiology

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