volume 29, issue 6, P717-722 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00173-5
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Abstract: Below knee amputee runners exhibit abnormalities in the mechanical work characteristics of the lower extremity musculature during stance phase. The most significant abnormality is a marked reduction in the mechanical work done in the stance phase prosthetic limb. Energy transfer across the hip joint to the trunk during deceleration of the swing phase leg may be an important energy distribution mechanism to compensate for the reduced work done during prosthetic stance phase. Five unilateral below knee amputee r…

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