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Electro-tactile sensation thresholds for an amputee gait-retraining system

Webb, G.D, Ewins, D.J and Ghoussayni, Salim (2012) Electro-tactile sensation thresholds for an amputee gait-retraining system In: 3rd Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society, 27 - 29 Apr 2012, Birmingham, UK.

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Approximately 5000 new referrals are received every year in the UK for limb amputations [1]. Lower back pain is reported in as high as 52 - 94% of lower limb amputees, from [2]. Following discharge patients do not receive regular reviews by physiotherapists and often adopt a variety of habitual gait patterns that can lead to back pain. Circumduction is a one such pattern which is thought to contribute to lower back pain. It involves a wider than normal lateral arc of the prosthesis during swing to prevent the foot striking the floor [3]. This results in an asymmetrical movement of the pelvis and lumbar spine. An increase in transverse rotation of the pelvis in trans-femoral amputees is a contributing factor to lower back pain [4]....

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
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Date : April 2012
Copyright Disclaimer : © International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society
Depositing User : Graham Webb
Date Deposited : 12 Feb 2013 15:12
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:41

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