Three-Point Gait Crutch Walking: Variability in Ground Reaction Force During Weight BearingBy Li, Sheng, MD; Armstrong, Charles W., PhD; Cipriani, Daniel; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 81, No. 1, pp. 86-92
Publication Date: January 2001
Study to investigate variability in ground reaction force and kinematics on both sides during three-point partial weight-bearing crutch-walking. Nine women and three men participated in the study. Spatial and temporal variables, major peak kinematic data, and peak ground reaction forces were measured using OrthoTrak software version 4.1. Large variations were found in replicating the target levels of ground reaction force. The participants demonstrated a shorter stance phase and longer swing phase during the crutch walking gait cycle. Velocity significantly decreased due to decreased cadence. The authors concluded that the participants had difficulty replicating a prescribed weight-bearing restriction.
Assistive Products Discussed: ORTHOTRAK
Published by: W.B. Saunders Company, a division of Elsevier Health Sciences (Website:http://us.elsevierhealth.com)
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J41236