Objective: This study presents the walking abilities of participants fitted with transfemoral bone-anchored prostheses using a total of 14 gait parameters. Design: Two-centre retrospective cross-sectional comparative study. Setting: Research facilities equipped with tridimensional motion capture systems. Participants: Two control arms included eight able-bodied participants arm (54 ± 9 years, 1.75 ± 0.07 m, 76 ± 7 kg) and nine participants fitted with transfemoral socket-suspended prostheses arm (59 ± 9 years, 1.73 ± 0.07 m, 80 ± 16 kg). The intervention arm included nine participants fitted with transfemoral bone-anchored prostheses arm (51 ± 13 years, 1.78 ± 0.09 m, 87.3 ± 16.1 kg). Intervention: Fitting of transfemoral bone-anchored prostheses. Main measures: Comparisons were performed for two spatio-temporal, three spatial and nine temporal gait parameters. Results: The cadence and speed of walking were 107 ± 6 steps/min and 1.23 ± 0.19 m/s for the able-bodied participants arm, 88 ± 7 steps/min and 0.87 ± 0.17 m/s for the socket-suspended prosthesis arm, and 96 ± 6 steps/min and 1.03 ± 0.17 m/s for bone-anchored prosthesis arm, respectively. Able-bodied participants and bone-anchored prosthesis arms were comparable in age, height, and body mass index as well as cadence and speed of walking, but the able-bodied participant arm showed a swing phase 31% shorter. Bone-anchored and socket-suspended prostheses arms were comparable for age, height, mass, and body mass index as well as cadence and speed of walking, but the bone-anchored prosthesis arm showed a step width and duration of double support in seconds 65% and 41% shorter, respectively. Conclusions: Bone-anchored and socket-suspended prostheses restored equally well the gait parameters at a self-selected speed. This benchmark data provides new insights into the walking ability of individuals using transfemoral bionics bone-anchored prostheses.
Ranaldi, S., Naaim, A., Marchis, C.D., Robert, T., Dumas, R., Conforto, S., et al. (2023). Walking ability of individuals fitted with transfemoral bone-anchored prostheses: A comparative study of gait parameters. CLINICAL REHABILITATION, 2692155231183779 [10.1177/02692155231183779].