Effect of medial thighplasty on oxygen and metabolic consumption rates in a transfemoral amputee during sustained overground walking bouts

Jamie R. Kunnappally, Nicholas P. Fey

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Abstract

Energy expenditure during daily physical activity is notably higher for amputees, even when using a lower limb prosthetic device, due in part to the constraints surrounding the patient-device interface. This case study tracks changes in minute by minute metabolic data during a six minute walking test pre and post-medial thighplasty in a transfemoral amputee in order to gain a better understanding of how the procedure changes the metabolic rates and energy expenditure involved in overground walking for the amputee by altering the physical relationship between the patient and the prosthetic socket. Post medial-thighplasty, the subject is able to expend less metabolic energy and consume less O2 which is reflected in the lower cost of transport when either metric is normalized to body weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation, WeRob 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538643778
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2018
Event2017 International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation, WeRob 2017 - Houston, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2017Nov 8 2017

Other

Other2017 International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation, WeRob 2017
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period11/5/1711/8/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Kunnappally, J. R., & Fey, N. P. (2018). Effect of medial thighplasty on oxygen and metabolic consumption rates in a transfemoral amputee during sustained overground walking bouts. In 2017 International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and Rehabilitation, WeRob 2017 (pp. 1-2). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WEROB.2017.8383837