Performance Evaluation of Jaipur Knee Joint through Kinematics and Kinetics Gait Symmetry with Unilateral Transfemoral Indian Amputees
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Gait analysis is considered as the most systematic study of human motion. The analysis of gait includes visual and analytical perception of the individual, augmentation of various mechanical instrumentations for measuring movement of body, muscles activity and body mechanics. Past study focused on gait analysis of various animal locomotion and humans mainly on sports biomechanics. This paper aims to quantify the gait performance with Jaipur Knee, which is one of the most widely used prosthesis in Indian population. Gait data with Jaipur knee joint is not available till date. The proposed study targets to predict the performance of Jaipur knee joint in terms of gait symmetry with transfemoral Indian amputees. Gait symmetry may be the basis of recommendation of knee joint to prosthetic patients. This study used kinematics and kinetics parameters together to quantify the performance of Jaipur knee joint to evaluate gait symmetry. This research will be helpful for clinician to predict and further to prevent the degenerated musculoskeletal effects generally seen in unilateral transfemoral amputees.
KeywordsAmputation Gait analysis Jaipur knee Transfemoral Prosthesis
The study described was guided by the department of mechanical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology -Indian School of Mines (IIT-ISM) Dhanbad, under the PhD program support and gait lab facility was provided by Research & Referral hospital, New Delhi. We acknowledge the motivation of Bhagwan Mahaveer Sahayta Samiti, Jaipur. We acknowledge the cooperation of all subjects participated in the study, without their support the study was not possible. The authors are solely the responsible for the content and authors do not necessarily represent the official view of any organization.
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The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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