Prospective comparative study for the evaluation of prosthetic rehabilitation users with transtibial amputation

Gabriel de Souza Prim Francisco Assis Souza Santos Milton Vieira Victor Nassar About the authors

Abstract

Individuals with transtibial amputations have difficulties in performing march and stay in balance, directly affecting their quality of life. The use of prostheses can enable the rehabilitation of the individual, but we question how effective are for certain tasks and how they can still improve. To evaluate the prosthesis for transtibial amputation, a comparative study was conducted with two groups: Amputee and NOT Amputees. With the help of Motion Capture technology was held measuring the angles of static balance, walking speed and scores in the execution of daily activities. The results indicate that dispersions of larger static equilibrium angles belonging to the group amputees. In terms of average speed march and in scores of Daily Activities, there was better performance for the group of NOT amputees. From this it was also identified that the technical characteristics of transtibial prosthetic could impact rehabilitation of its members.

Prostheses; March; Technology; Motion capture

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