The deviation of the static weight-bearing patterns under the feet of a lower extremity handicapped person may be measured quantitatively in terms of the Static Weight-Bearing Index. This paper describes the correlation between this index and the physiological energy expenditure associated with the erect standing posture. The Static Weight-Bearing Index can be conveniently used for evaluation of the functional status of the human lower extremity system in stance in case of lower extremity disabled persons who maintain basic weight-bearing mode involving both the limbs in double support condition.
Volume 44 | Issue 5
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