Gait characteristics of patients after proximal femoral replacement for malignant bone tumour Journal Article


Authors: Kawai, A.; Backus, S. I.; Otis, J. C.; Inoue, H.; Healey, J. H.
Article Title: Gait characteristics of patients after proximal femoral replacement for malignant bone tumour
Abstract: We analysed the gait characteristics of 15 patients with prosthetic reconstruction of the proximal femur after resection of a malignant bone tumour using stride analysis and measurement of oxygen consumption. Compared with normal volunteers their gait was slower, with less cadence and reduced stride length. The mean net energy cost of free walking was 141% of normal. The degree of asymmetry of the single-limb support time correlated with the free-walking velocity and the net energy cost. If they used a single cane the subjects walked with less cadence, longer stride length, and prolonged single-limb support times. The net energy cost of walking and asymmetry of the single-limb support time had a negative correlation with the strength of the hip abductor muscles. Their walking performance was better than that of six subjects who had hip disarticulation.
Keywords: resection; femur
Journal Title: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume: 82B
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0301-620X
Publisher: British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery  
Date Published: 2000-07-01
Start Page: 666
End Page: 669
Language: English
ACCESSION: WOS:000088600300010
DOI: 10.1302/0301-620x.82b5.10264
PROVIDER: wos
PUBMED: 10963162
Notes: Article -- Source: Wos
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