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dc.contributor.advisorRonsky, Janet L.
dc.contributor.authorMaurer, Jessica Dawn
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-08T19:26:03Z
dc.date.available2005-08-08T19:26:03Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationMaurer, J. D. (2002). Socket interface pressures, socket discomfort and gait characteristics of below-knee amputees (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/15352en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612762831en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/39370
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 176-182en
dc.description.abstractThe relations between tissue quality, socket discomfort, gait characteristics, and socket pressures are not well established for the unilateral below-knee amputee population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate these relations for six amputees. Tissue sensation and socket discomfort were evaluated at 17 regions of interest on the residual limb. Gait characteristics and socket pressures were compared across three walking speeds, and three different testing days. There were no direct relations between tissue sensation, socket discomfort, and socket pressures. Socket pressures were highly variable from day to day, while gait patterns were fairly consistent. Peak dynamic socket pressures were not directly related to peak joint moments. However, increases in ground reaction forces (GRFs) related to increases in socket pressures at some regions of the limb. In addition, the timing of peak vertical GRFs corresponded to the timing of peak socket pressures at some regions of the limb.
dc.format.extentxv, 302 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccAC1 .T484 2002 M385en
dc.titleSocket interface pressures, socket discomfort and gait characteristics of below-knee amputees
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/15352
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2002 M385en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1390 501888783


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.