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Lower limb preference on goal-oriented tasks in unilateral prosthesis users.
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PMID:  22464637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of this study was to determine lower limb preference in 31 prosthesis users and 19 able-bodied controls on 11 goal-oriented tasks in free-standing and supported conditions. The action leg used in 6 or more tasks was considered the preferred leg. We hypothesized that the prosthetic leg in amputees would be used as the preferred leg as often as the dominant leg in controls. For prosthesis users in the free-standing condition, 65% used the prosthetic leg as the preferred leg. This was significantly different (p<0.003) from able-bodied controls, where 100% used the dominant leg as the preferred leg. This discrepancy became even more pronounced in the supported condition and was overall more prevalent among those who used prosthesis for more than 10 years. These findings may have implications for therapy and gait training.
Charla Howard; Chris Wallace; Dobrivoje S Stokic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gait & posture     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-2219     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9416830     Medline TA:  Gait Posture     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Division of Orthotics and Prosthetics, Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Jackson, MS, United States; Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery, Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Jackson, MS, United States.
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