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What are the differences in gait comparing the outcome of a video analysis, of a trans-tibial amputee, to existing scientific literature of able-bodied gaits? A pilot study

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What are the differences in gait comparing the outcome of a video analysis, of a trans-tibial amputee, to existing scientific literature of able-bodied gaits? A pilot study

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About 200-500 thousand major amputations are performed each year and about half of them are trans-tibial. Amputation is always a traumatic event and causes major changes in the lives of the ones affected. People who have undergone amputations often adapt a unique way of ambulating with prosthesis. This field of adaptation is a fascinating area of science; nevertheless these adaptations also bring about challenges in diagnosing specific problems concerning the patient`s gait (Ellis et al 2007). Throughout many past-time studies on the field of lower-limb amputation, researchers focused on different types of prosthesis and their design. After all, there are only a few biomechanical studies specifically analyzing the differences in gait parameters of an amputee to a normal gait. Out of this wide field of amputations, where each level of amputation affects the gait differently (Murdoch 1967), we focus on a trans-tibial amputee, to gain sufficient data for comparison. Due to the differences in every individual amputee we chose a single subject in this study. Therefore the purpose of this research is to find specific and detailed information about possible differences of gait in a highly trained trans-tibial amputee in comparison to data on normal gait.

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OrganisatieHogeschool van Amsterdam
InstituutGezondheid
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Jaar2009
TypeBachelorscriptie
TaalEngels

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