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Partial weight-bearing gait using conventional assistive devices.

Authors
  • Youdas, James W
  • Kotajarvi, Brian J
  • Padgett, Denny J
  • Kaufman, Kenton R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2005
Volume
86
Issue
3
Pages
394–398
Identifiers
PMID: 15759217
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

By using a bathroom scale, healthy subjects could be trained to achieve a target goal of 50% PWB with axillary and forearm crutches. A wheeled walker resulted in weight bearing greater than the target of 50% of body weight. Subjects were able to offload the right lower extremity by about 25% of body weight by using a single-point cane.

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