Strategies used by transtibial amputees to prevent falling during gait

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013, Vol 94 no 11 p. 2186-2193

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looked at the strategies such amputees use to cope with gait stability and adaptability, and how these differ from those adopted by able-bodied controls. It found that amputees can use the same strategies to deal with these challenges and to prevent falls, though they tended to walk more slowly than those in the control group.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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