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Functional and Mechanical Changes Following Total Ankle Arthroplasty

Walking is important for the health of older people. Older adults have been found to walk more slowly as they age. Walking too slowly limits what an older person can do, makes them more likely to fall, and seems to go along with health problems. The calf muscles and the structure of the foot and ankle may be important for walking speed. The calf muscles allow you to push your body off the ground during walking. Foot and ankle structure affect how the calf muscles operate at the ankle. The properties of muscle, tendon, and even ankle structure have been found to change with age and this might reduce walking ability. Older adults often have weaker muscles that may limit their ability to walk faster. Some surgeries may change the ankle structure and affect the ability to move. This study looks at the effect of ankle structure on walking ability in older adults. The findings may help determine who is at risk for mobility loss and ways to prevent such losses.
Lauren Hickox at walkingstudy@psu.edu or 814-954-0676
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18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
No recent history (< 1 year) of injuries to Achilles tendon
No history of lower limb reconstruction or surgery
age 70 year or older
Exclusion Criteria:
History of any previous surgery to lower limb
History of rheumatoid arthritis or other degenerative joint disease
Non English speaking
Inability to provide consent
Men's Health, Muscle & Bone, Women's Health
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State College, PA