Case of the week - 11/6/96

68yo man, 1 month post-right B/K amputation for PVD, 6/12 following previous left-sided amputation, walking with elbow crutches. Cadence 33 st/min, velocity 0.27 m/s.

Right-side movie
Right-side Gait Analysis Results
Left-side movie with no crutch
Left-side Gait Analysis Results with no crutch
Right-side Force plate record
Left-side Force plate record

...points for discussion:

  • What effect does the use of walking aids have on the gait pattern?
  • Is it valid to perform inverse dynamics when walking aids are used?
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    Last modified on 23-04-97.


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