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Assessment biomechanics of the gait and quality of life of transtibial and transfemoral amputees submitted to the rehabilitation protocol: pre- and post-rehabilitation

Grant number: 18/02420-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2018
Effective date (End): April 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal researcher:Alberto Cliquet Junior
Grantee:Leticia Vargas de Almeida
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/50253-0 - Biomechanical modelling and clinical assessment data gathering with technological innovations towards movement restoration and sports performance for people with disabilities, AP.TEM


To assessment biomechanics of the gait performance and quality of life of transtibial and transfemoral amputees submitted to the rehabilitation. Methods: Randomized controlled trial study. Sixty-two patients will compose the sample both sexes with age between 18-50 years. The group will be randomized and divided into two groups, the intervention group and non-intervention group. All subjects will be submitted to the questionnaires of quality of life and the tools to assessed the lower limb perimetry, the muscular strength, proprioception and the biomechanics of the gait. Therefore, we will use isokinetic dynamometer, bone densitometry exam, kinetic and kinematic. Expected results: It is expected that at the end of the intervention with the development of the rehabilitation protocol applied to the group of amputees patients, these individuals have a better physical conditioning and better adaptation to the prosthesis, positively reflecting on the quality of life, improvement the biomechanics of the gait and a quick reintegration into their social activities. (AU)

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