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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 962980, 8 pages
Case Report

Evaluation of Gait Performance of a Hemipelvectomy Amputation Walking with a Canadian Prosthesis

1Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 81745-164, Isfahan, Iran
2IUM University of Malaysia, Malaysia
3Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Received 25 August 2013; Accepted 31 October 2013; Published 14 April 2014

Academic Editors: E. R. Ahlmann and T. Trč

Copyright © 2014 M. T. Karimi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. Hemipelvectomy amputation is a surgical procedure in which lower limb and a portion of pelvic are removed. There are a few studies in the literature regarding the performance of subjects with hip disarticulation during walking. However, there is no study on gait analysis of hemipelvectomy subject. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to evaluate the gait and stability of subject with hemipelvectomy amputation. Case Description and Methods. A subject with hemipelvectomy amputation at right side was involved in this study. He used a Canadian prosthesis with single axis ankle joint, 3R21 knee joint, and 7E7 hip joint for more than 10 years. The kinetic and kinematic parameters were collected by a motion analysis system and a Kistler force platform. Findings and Outcomes. There was a significant difference between knee, hip, and ankle range of motions and their moments in the sound and prosthesis sides. In the other side, the stability of the subject in the anteroposterior direction seems to be better than that in the mediolateral direction. Conclusions. There was a significant asymmetry between the kinetic and kinematic performance of the sound and prosthesis sides, which may be due to lack of muscular power and alignment of prosthesis components.