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  • Summary of responses: "Marker placement prosthetic gait; aboveknee amputees"

    Dear all.
    Here is a summary of the responses i received on my posting regarding
    marker placement and gait analysis on above knee amputees.
    I would like to thank all who responded to my posting.

    Regards Espen
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    Summary:
    The majority of the respones used the standard PiG/Helen Hayes/Golem
    marker setup, whereas there were two alternative marker setups (see
    paper references)
    Accept from marker setup, there were some comments regarding the changes
    of anthropometric properties when introducing a prosthesis, and problems
    regarding inverse dynamics in the polycentric knee.
    Furthermore, there were comments regarding the often debated
    wand-aligments.

    Paper references:

    van der Linden ML, Solomonidis SE, Spence WD, Li N, Paul JP. A
    methodology for studying the effects of various types of prosthetic
    feet on the biomechanics of trans-femoral amputee gait. J Biomech. 1999
    32(9):877-89.

    van der Linden ML, Twiste N, Rithalia SV. The biomechanical effects of
    the inclusion of a torque absorber on trans-femoral amputee gait, a
    pilot study. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2002 26(1):35-43.

    Miller L. and Childress D.S., "problems associated with the use of
    inverse dynamics in prosthetic applications: An example using a
    polycentric prosthetic knee", Robotica vol. 23 (2005), pp 329-335

    Hillmann et.al. "Electromyographic and gait analysis of forty-three
    patients after rotationplasty", J. of Bone Joint Surgery Am, 82:187-96,
    2000

    Hillmann et.al. "Rotationplasty Type B IIIa according to Winkelmann -
    electromyography and gait analysis" Clin. orthopaedics and rel. res.
    348, pp 224-231, 2001

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    Espen Fredriksen, MSc Engineering Cybernetics
    Department of Neuroscience
    NTNU - Faculty of Medicine
    MTFS, NO-7489 Trondheim, Norway
    Phone: +47 73590866 / +47 41 24 03 90
    Fax: +47 73598795
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