Reciprocating gait prosthesis for the bilateral hip disarticulation amputee

W.D. Spence, N.K. Fowler, A.C. Nicol, S.J. Murray

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the design, manufacture and use of a new prosthesis which produced reciprocating gait for a bilateral hip disarticulation amputee. A special mechanism used the hip extension moment during weight bearing to drive the contralateral limb through the swing phase. The user rapidly attained efficient and safe reciprocating gait, together with simple donning and doffing. The success of this project has major implications for hip disarticulation amputees in terms of profound improvements of their independence and self-esteem.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages309-314
    Number of pages5
    JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine
    Volume215
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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    Bearings (structural)
    Disarticulation
    Hip Prosthesis
    Amputees
    Gait
    Hip
    Weight-Bearing
    Self Concept
    Prostheses and Implants
    Extremities

    Keywords

    • orthosis
    • reciprocating gait
    • bioengineering
    • prosthetics
    • biomaterials
    • biomechanics

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