THE EFFECT ON INTRALIMB COORDINATION WHILE WALKING WITH THE FUNCTIONAL KNEE BRACE

Yoonhee Chang, Bora Jaong, Sungjae Kang, Changyong Ko, Jecheong Ryu

Abstract


Proper interjoint coordination is crucial for locomotion while wearing a knee brace. The functional knee braces are to be considered an interlimb coordination, at the same time to be maximized function without interference. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect on inter and intralimb coordination while walking with and without knee brace. We conducted using 30 motion analysis system for seven healthy males. Functional knee brace used in three kinds of commercial products. Comparison with brace and no brace condition, intralimb coordination has better in type of constraint knee brace (CTI) and knee stability was improved both constraint and nonconstraint knee brace (patella and neo) compared to the no brace condition. Our result will be utilized to evaluation of the effect and characterization in functional knee brace.

Keywords


anterior ctuciate ligament; continuous relative phase (CRP); knee brace

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ISSN 1999-4168