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Lower limb kinematic and kinetic differences between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers (2010)
Journal Article
Vanicek, N., Strike, S. C., McNaughton, L., & Polman, R. (2010). Lower limb kinematic and kinetic differences between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers. Prosthetics and orthotics international, 34(4), 399-410. https://doi.org/10.3109/03093646.2010.480964

Stair walking relies on concentric contraction of the ankle plantarflexor and knee extensor muscles, which are either absent or weakened in transtibial amputees. As a result the risk of falling is increased in this population. The aim of this study w... Read More about Lower limb kinematic and kinetic differences between transtibial amputee fallers and non-fallers.

Computerized dynamic posturography in the objective assessment of balance in patients with intermittent claudication (2010)
Journal Article
Mockford, K. A., Mazari, F. A. K., Jordan, A. R., Vanicek, N., Chetter, I. C., & Coughlin, P. A. (2011). Computerized dynamic posturography in the objective assessment of balance in patients with intermittent claudication. Annals of vascular surgery, 25(2), 182-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2010.07.021

One-third of all elderly patients fall each year and impaired balance has been recognized as a specific risk factor. Intermittent claudication is common among the elderly population, affecting approximately 5% of the population over the age of 50. Th... Read More about Computerized dynamic posturography in the objective assessment of balance in patients with intermittent claudication.

Hull early walking aid for rehabilitation of transtibial amputees - randomized controlled trial (HEART) (2010)
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Mazari, F. A. K., Mockford, K., Vanicek, N., Barnett, C., Khan, J. A., Brown, B., …Chetter, I. C. (2010). Hull early walking aid for rehabilitation of transtibial amputees - randomized controlled trial (HEART). Journal of vascular surgery, 52(6), 1564-1571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2010.07.006

Purpose: To compare articulated and nonarticulated early walking aids (EWAs) for clinical and quality-of-life outcomes in transtibial amputees. Methods: Patients undergoing lower limb amputation in a tertiary-care vascular surgical unit were screened... Read More about Hull early walking aid for rehabilitation of transtibial amputees - randomized controlled trial (HEART).

Kinematic adaptations to ischemic pain in claudicants during continuous walking (2010)
Journal Article
Mockford, K. A., Vanicek, N., Jordan, A., Chetter, I. C., & Coughlin, P. A. (2010). Kinematic adaptations to ischemic pain in claudicants during continuous walking. Gait and Posture, 32(3), 395-399. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2010.06.021

Intermittent claudication has been associated with impaired gait and balance. The study aim was to compare gait adaptations over time between claudicants classified with good versus poor balance. Kinematic data were collected from 24 claudicants duri... Read More about Kinematic adaptations to ischemic pain in claudicants during continuous walking.