Stride-to Stride Fluctuations are Related Before and After Adaptation for an Appropriate Prosthesis

Transtibial amputees were fitted with a more- and a less-appropriate prosthesis design based on their K-level classification. Detailed gait analysis was performed before and after a three week adaptation period. At each gait analysis, stride-to-stride fluctuations were measured by the largest Lyapunov exponent (LyE). For the appropriate design, results showed there exists a strong relationship for LyE before and after adaptation. For the less appropriate design, no such relationship exists. Results support the use of the LyE as a potential outcome measure.

Be sure to check out the Q&A section of this session. It is a separate link under the Annual Meeting. Just look for Question and Answer Segment from the 2014 Annual Meeting Thranhardt Lectures.

Tags: Prosthetics, Annual Meeting
Author/Presenter: Shane R. Wurdeman, CP, MSPO, PhD
Credits: 0.5
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Expiration date: June 23, 2018
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