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dc.contributor.advisorSilverman, Anne K.
dc.contributor.authorActis, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-11T15:34:17Z
dc.date.available2018-09-08T15:34:17Z
dc.date.submitted2017
dc.identifierActis_mines_0052N_11338.pdf
dc.identifierT 8346
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/171596
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2017 Summer
dc.description.abstractLow back pain is a debilitating and costly condition that affects the majority of people in their lifetime. Some populations, like people with a transtibial amputation, have a higher risk for developing low back pain, which may be explained by altered biomechanical loading. People with a transtibial amputation have altered movement strategies during walking that lead to changes in low back loading, but little is known about their low back biomechanics during the sit-to-stand motion. A musculoskeletal model with detail of the lumbar spine was developed and validated during trunk range of motion trials. This model was used to analyze eight people with a transtibial amputation and eight people without an amputation. People with an amputation had greater trunk angles compared to people without an amputation, which was associated with greater low back compressive loads. Identifying this movement strategy has potential to guide interventions aimed at reducing low back pain.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectBiomechanics
dc.subjectModeling
dc.subjectSit-to-stand
dc.subjectLow back pain
dc.subjectAmputation
dc.subjectProsthesis
dc.titleModeling low back biomechanics in people with a transtibial amputation
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.accessEmbargo Expires: 09/08/2018
dcterms.embargo.terms2018-09-08
dcterms.embargo.expires2018-09-08
dc.contributor.committeememberPetrella, Anthony J.
dc.contributor.committeememberGates, Deanna H.
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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