Multidimensional motion of the talux® foot system in a bilateral transtibial amputee

Kirsten Tulchin, Don Cummings

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Abstract

The State-of-the-Science Conference on Prosthetic Feet and Ankle Mechanisms in 2005 identified the application of multidimensional kinematic models as a future research priority in evaluating function in amputees. This case study provides an example of the utility of these advanced kinematic modeling techniques in the measurement of multidimensional motion of the foot shell relative to the vertical strut during level ground and side slope (∼20°) in a bilateral transtibial amputee. The kinematic model was able to detect coronal plane motion of the foot shell relative to the strut during both side-slope walking and maximal side-slope loading of the prosthetic foot. The development of a technique to assess dynamic function in different conditions may lead to the improved design of prosthetic foot systems. Further studies should be conducted to assess different prosthetic foot systems across a variety of users and over a range of conditions such as uneven terrain, inclined/declined surfaces, and various modalities of gait modulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Gait analysis
  • Level walking
  • Multidimensional foot kinematics
  • Side-slope walking
  • Talux® foot system
  • Transtibial amputee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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