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BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT PROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR TRANS-FEMORAL AMPUTEES DURING SLOPE DESCENT

, Michael McGrath, Piotr Laszczak, Alan Kercher, Saeed Zahedi, David Moser
CANADIAN PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS JOURNAL ; doi:10.33137/cpoj.v1i2.32012

Abstract: INTRODUCTION Lower limb amputees have different biomechanics to able-bodied people when walking on slopes1,2, often struggling to negotiate different gradients safely. Loss of proprioception and muscular control contributes to this issue, which is a particular problem for trans-femoral amputees, where both ankle and knee joints are absent. Studies have shown that prosthetic technologies can have benefits for slope negotiation. The aim of this study was to isolate the specific effects of different trans-femoral prosthetic technologies, by applying each additional mechanism incrementally. Abstract PDF Link: https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/cpoj/article/view/32012/24431 How to cite: Stech N, McGrath M, Laszczak P, Kercher A, Zahedi S, Moser D. BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT PROSTHETIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR TRANS-FEMORAL AMPUTEES DURING SLOPE DESCENT. CANADIAN PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS JOURNAL, VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, 2018; ABSTRACT, POSTER PRESENTATION AT THE AOPA’S 101ST NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, SEPT. 26-29, VANCOUVER, CANADA, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33137/cpoj.v1i2.32012 Abstracts were Peer-reviewed by the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 101st National Assembly Scientific Committee. http://www.aopanet.org/
Keywords: Biomechanical Analysis / Descent / Trans Femoral / Prosthetic Technologies / Amputees / Different Prosthetic

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