According to a recently published study, transtibial amputees were unable to perform the same sit-to-stand movement strategies as non-amputated individuals and had to develop new strategies to compensate.
Researchers at Dokuz Eylül University performed a cross-sectional study of 12 male unilateral transtibial amputees and 19 non-amputated male subjects. The transtibial amputees demonstrated greater weight-bearing asymmetry, higher sway velocity and lower rising index during the sit-to-stand transfer movement. Participants in both groups had similar weight-bearing transfer time.
According to the researchers, the study results may offer insight into the motor components of the sit-to-stand movement in patients with transtibial amputation, which could be used for both clinicians and researchers.
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