Running with Prosthetics: Unfair Advantage?. vs. Purpose. Compare running mechanics in bilateral transtibial amputees using modern prosthetics to intact runners to discover any significant advantage. Interpret the findings of 3 studies:
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Running with Prosthetics: Unfair Advantage?
Solid: right limb
Dotted: left limb
Weyand et. al. The Fastest Runner on Artificial Legs: Different limbs, Similar Function? J Appl Physiol 107: 903-911, 2009; doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00174.2009
Running Mechanics Results
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