Peak oxygen consumption in older adults with a lower limb amputation.

D. Wezenberg, A. de Haan, W.X Faber, H.J. Slootman, L.H.V. van der Woude, J.H.P. Houdijk

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    Abstract

    Objective: To investigate whether the aerobic capacity of older adults who underwent a lower limb amputation is associated with the presence, cause (traumatic or vascular), and level of amputation (transtibial or transfemoral). Design: Cross-sectional descriptive. Setting: Human motion laboratory at a rehabilitation center. Participants: Older subjects (n=36) who underwent lower limb amputation and age-matched, able-bodied controls (n=21). All subjects were able to walk for a minimum of 4 minutes. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measure: Peak oxygen consumption (Vo
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1924-1929
    Number of pages6
    JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Volume93
    Issue number11
    Early online date7 Jun 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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