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The role of the ankle plantar flexors in normal walking



The role of the ankle plantar flexors in normal walking



Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume 62(3): 354-363



Gait studies were performed on 5 normal adult subjects before and after tibial-nerve block to assess the role of the ankle plantar-flexor muscles during walking. After the block all subjects were unable to transfer weight to the forward part of the foot on the blocked side, stance-phase ankle dorsiflexion and knee flexion were increased, and the duration of single-limb stance was shortened on the side of the block.

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