The stance time and the average vertical ground reaction force measured with the instrumented shoes during walking, and their symmetry index, showed significant differences before and after total hip arthroplasty. However, the data obtained with the sit to stand test did not reveal this improvement after surgery. Our results show that inter-limb asymmetry during a walking activity can be evaluated with the instrumented shoes before and after total hip arthroplasty in an outpatient clinical setting.
- BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
- Gait parameters
- Ground reaction forces
- Sit to stand parameters
- Total Hip Replacement
- Instrumented shoes
Martínez-Ramírez, A., Weenk, D., Lecumberri, P., Verdonschot, N. J. J., Pakvis, D., & Veltink, P. H. (2013). Assessment of asymmetric leg loading before and after total hip arthroplasty using instrumented shoes. Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, 11(20), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-0003-11-20