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A Pilot Clinical Trial to Assess the Effect of Transfemoral Socket Design on Hip Muscle Function
The purpose of the proposed research is to evaluate how prosthetic socket design influenceship muscle function in transfemoral prosthesis users. The scope of the proposed researchincludes evaluating hip muscle function and its contribution to balance and mobility inunilateral lower limb prosthesis users, and testing whether walking with a sub-ischial socketalters hip muscle function in unilateral lower limb prosthesis users. This is to beaccomplished by conducting cross-sectional (aim 1) and longitudinal (aim 2) studies toevaluate hip muscle function in lower limb prosthesis users (aim 1), and test whether it canbe influenced by socket design in transfemoral prosthesis users (aim 2).
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