Self accommodating shear strain
Illustration C is a video that that demonstrates a drag-to gait.A 34-year-old female undergoes open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for the left lower extremity injury shown in Figures A-C. If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now. Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.Figure A demonstrates a swing-to gait pattern of ambulation with an assistive device.Swing-to gait patterns are usually indicated for persons with bilateral lower extremity weakness and requires good upper extremity strength and good overall balance.Semirigid orthoses allow dorsiflexion and/or plantar flexion of the ankle.
Janisse and Janisse authored a Level 5 review discuss the importance of adding a rocker soles to rock the foot from heel strike to toe-off when a rigid extended shank is utilized in order to reduce bending stresses across the midfoot.Illustration A is a video that demonstrates a 4-point gait.Illustration B is a video showing a swing-through gait.A 32-year-old man has difficulty walking 5 months after having an amputation as shown in Figure A.
Gait analysis reveals a shortened stance phase and irregular toe off on the operative extremity.
Which of the following would most likely improve his ambulation?