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Impact of Total Knee Arthroplasty on Dynamic Fall Response

Abstract Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in the older adult population with more than 27,000 fall related deaths reported every year[1]. Adults suffering from lower extremity arthritis have more than twice the likelihood of experiencing multiple falls resulting in increased fall-related injuries compared to healthy adults. People with lower extremity end-stage osteoarthritis(KOA), experience a number of fall risk factors such as knee instability, poor mobility, and knee pain/stiffness. At end-stage knee OA, the space between the bones in the joint of the knee is significantly reduced, resulting in bone to bone frictional wearing causing bone deformation. In addition, an impaired stepping response during a postural perturb... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Meza, Estefania (Author) / Honeycutt, Claire (Advisor) / Lockhart, Thurmon E (Committee member) / Hodge, William A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomechanics / Biomedical engineering / Engineering / Falls / Kinematics / Knee Osteoarthritis / rehabilitation / Total Knee Arthoplasty / Total Knee Replacement
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 38 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Biomedical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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