A new continuous gait analysis system for ankle fracture aftercare

Background Correct aftercare following lower extremity fractures remains a controversial issue. Reliable, clinically applicable weightbearing recommendations have not yet been defined. The aim of the current study was to establish a new gait analysis insole during physical therapy aftercare of ankle fractures to test patients’ continuous, longterm compliance to partial weight-bearing restrictions and investigate whether […]

Weight-bearing recommendations after operative fracture treatment – fact or fiction? Gait results with and feasibility of a dynamic, continuous pedobarography insole

Purpose Rehabilitation after lower-extremity fractures is based on the physicians’ recommendation for non-, partial-, or full weight-bearing. Clinical studies rely on this assumption, but continuous compliance or objective loading rates are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the compliance to weight-bearing recommendations by introducing a novel, pedobarography system continuously registering postoperative ground […]