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Lower extremity weight bearing under various standing conditions in independently ambulatory patients with hemiparesis.
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PMID:  4034666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if differences exist in weight bearing through the paretic and nonparetic lower extremities during various bilateral standing conditions. We used digital scales to measure weight bearing among 25 hemiparetic patients as they stood comfortably, as they alternately shifted as much weight as possible to each lower extremity, and as they alternately stood with each foot on a step. Patients bore significantly more weight (p less than .001) on their nonparetic than on their paretic lower limb during comfortable standing. They bore significantly more weight on their nonparetic extremity when shifting as much weight as possible to it than they did on their paretic extremity when shifting as much weight as possible to it (p less than .001). They bore significantly more weight (p less than .001) on the lower extremity that was not on the step during step standing. For patients comparable to those tested, standing with one lower limb on a 17-cm step should facilitate weight bearing through the contralateral lower limb.
R W Bohannon; P A Larkin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0031-9023     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther     Publication Date:  1985 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-15     Completed Date:  1985-10-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0022623     Medline TA:  Phys Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1323-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Hemiplegia / physiopathology*,  rehabilitation
Leg / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Physical Therapy Modalities
Stress, Mechanical

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