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Simulation of paretic gait in normal subjects by loading the ankles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4059887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Normal subjects were loaded with increasing weights (2-6 kg) applied around the ankles. During these conditions stride length increased in relation to velocity. The percentage duration of single support in relation to stride duration increased. Provided the same load was applied around both ankles increase was symmetrical. Consequently there was also an increase of swing as well as a decrease of stance and of double support. The results contrast in all respects to what was found in previous experiments when the load was carried in the hand. During these conditions stride length decreased as well as the duration of single support. The two experimental conditions differed in that with ankle loading the swing phase was loaded while in the other case stance was loaded. The two types of experiment may help to explain why some patients with paretic legs walk with short strides, while others walk with strides that are normal or slightly prolonged.
S T Eke-Okoro; L E Larsson; B Sandlund
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0036-5505     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Rehabil Med     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-12-20     Completed Date:  1985-12-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0212503     Medline TA:  Scand J Rehabil Med     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-50     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Leg / physiology
Middle Aged
Muscles / physiology

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