Management of the Partial Foot Amputee. Gait Workshop at Biomechanics Laboratory, U of Sydney July 2005. 3.2.2 SURGICAL GOALS
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Gait Workshop at
U of Sydney
Figure 1 - Lines of standard forefoot/midfoot amputations (From Vitali, et al., 1978, pp. 128).
The following surgical technique is summarised from Gregory, Peters and Harkless, 1992. Figure 5 illustrates a transmetatarsal amputation procedure.
Figure 5 - Transmetatarsal amputation procedure (From Sanders, 1986, pp. 102).
Dr Michael Dillon
Clinical observation suggests
Knee is held at >10 degrees F throughout the gait cycle. Knee F is delayed, amplitude diminished in barefoot.
Over stance phase the hip moved from a flexed position to extended position, and returns to flexion during swing phase. Amplitude is diminished in barefoot.Partial Foot Gait