Lower limb loss and trunk and pelvis motion change post-ambulation

Takeaway

  • Temporal changes, or lack of, in features of trunk-pelvis motions in the first year of ambulation help elucidate relationships between biomechanical risk factors for low back pain after limb loss.

Why this matters

    Limb loss is associated with secondary musculoskeletal health conditions; identifying change in trunk-pelvis motion and self-reported pain provides insight into biomechanical factors in low back pain development.