Daily activities of a transfemoral amputee fitted with osseointegrated fixation: continuous recording of the loading for an evidence-based practice

Frossard, Laurent A., Stevenson, Nathan J., Smeathers, James E., Lee Gow, David, Gray, Stephen, Sullivan, John, Daniel, Chris, Haggstrom, Eva, Hagberg, Kerstin, & Branemark, Rickard (2006) Daily activities of a transfemoral amputee fitted with osseointegrated fixation: continuous recording of the loading for an evidence-based practice. Kinesitherapie la revue, 6(56-57), pp. 53-62.


The aims of this study were to provide (A) an extensive description of the continuous recording of the loading regime on the prosthetic leg of transfemoral amputees fitted with an osseointegrated fixation during daily activities and (B) a conceptual framework of analysis based on intrinsic characteristics of the load measured. The load regime applied on the fixation was directly measured and recorded during five hours of daily living using a commercial transducer connected to a data logger. This study showed that the recording can be split into four activities including directional locomotion, confined ambulation, stationary loading and inactivity representing 51 %, 25 %, 14 % and 10 % of total impulse, respectively. Furthermore, this study demonstrated that in the case presented only 50 % of the load regime during periods of activities could have been estimated using conventional techniques. This technique has the potential to be largely used by clinicians and engineers in the framework of an evidence-based practice.

Impact and interest:

4 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

644 since deposited on 13 Nov 2006
30 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 5253
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
Keywords: biomechanics, daily activities, load cell, loads, osseointegration, transfemoral amputees, evidence, based practice
ISSN: 1779-0123
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Elsevier Masson
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 13 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 04:37

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page