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Trip recoveries of people with unilateral, transfemoral or knee disarticulation amputations: Initial findings.
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PMID:  23369663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this report is to provide novel findings from the kinematics of five amputees following a laboratory-induced trip. Only amputees with a unilateral, transfemoral or knee disarticulation amputation were included in this study. When the prosthesis was obstructed, all subjects used a lowering strategy, resulting in three harness-assisted recoveries and one fall. When the non-prosthetic limb was obstructed, one subject fell using an elevating strategy, one subject fell using a lowering strategy, and one subject, who was harness-assisted, used a hopping strategy. These results can be used to guide further studies of how to limit prosthetic knee flexion due to weight-bearing during a lowering strategy, implement compensatory step training to reduce fall risk, and identify appropriate, context-specific recovery strategies for people with transfemoral or knee disarticulation amputations.
Jeremy R Crenshaw; Kenton R Kaufman; Mark D Grabiner
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gait & posture     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-2219     ISO Abbreviation:  Gait Posture     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-2-1     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 © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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