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Fine tuning of swing phase of hydraulic knees using gait laboratory.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3729698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent technologic advances now permit instant gait analysis, making clinical use of the gait laboratory feasible. In this study, the ambulation of two amputees with hydraulic knee prostheses is evaluated by measuring ground reactive forces and by tracking the motion of lights attached to limb segments. A PDP 11/34 minicomputer records, integrates, and processes data received from an 8-channel force plate and from two high-speed solid-state array cameras. Information in the form of ground reactive forces, angular displacements and angular velocities of normal and prosthetic limbs is displayed on a monitor and graphed on an X-Y plotter. Adjustments are made immediately to the hydraulic mechanism so that optimal function of the prosthetic equipment can be objectively determined.
S L Hubbell; C Cozean; R Stanko; F Pollina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1986 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-08-12     Completed Date:  1986-08-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Knee / physiology*,  surgery
Knee Prosthesis*
Middle Aged

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