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dc.contributor.authorP. Carty, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorB. Bennett, Michael
dc.contributor.authorC. Dickinson, Ian
dc.contributor.authorSteadman, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:27:13Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:27:13Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T23:00:05Z
dc.identifier.issn10506411
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jelekin.2009.06.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/34342
dc.description.abstractBone sarcomas are the fourth most common cancer in individuals under 25 years of age. Limb salvage procedures have become increasingly popular for the treatment of osteosarcomas as they have functional and physiological benefits over traditional amputative procedures. The purpose of this study was to assess locomotor patterns post lower limb salvage surgery via electromyographic and energetic measurement techniques on a group of intra-articular knee osteosarcoma patients greater than one year post surgery. A retrospective outcome study was undertaken on 20 limb salvage patients (10$, 10#) recruited from the Queensland Bone Tumour Registry. Results showed prolonged activation of rectus femoris and prolonged co-contraction of the rectus femoris and hamstring muscles (p > 0.05) in the affected limb of the limb salvage group compared to a control group. Prolonged rectus femoris activation and co-contraction was also evident in the unaffected lower limb suggesting alterations in gait programming within higher neuronal centres. The results are important for the development of rehabilitation programs as they suggest an overall reprogramming of the gait pattern, thereby limiting the impact of conventional strength and stretching interventions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom502
dc.relation.ispartofpageto507
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSports science and exercise
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomechanics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4207
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420701
dc.titleElectromyographic assessment of Gait function following limb salvage procedures for bone sarcoma
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCarty, Chris P.


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