How Do Lower Limb Prosthetic Stiffness and Power Affect the Biomechanics, Metabolic Costs, and Satisfaction of Veterans with Transtibial Amputations DuringWalking?
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August 2019 -
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Previous studies suggest that use of the recommended prosthetic foot stiffness category and/or ankle power output setting may not optimize the function of Veterans with transtibial amputations (TTAs). Due to the functional impairments and lifetime of healthcare costs incurred by Veterans with TTAs, it is vital to determine how different prosthetic foot and ankle properties/parameters such as passive-elastic prosthetic foot stiffness and battery-powered prosthetic ankle power output affect the me...