Energy cost of walking with lesions of the foot

A. Veicsteinas, P. Aghemo, R. Margaria, P. Cova, M. Pozzolini

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The oxygen consumption during walking was measured in patients affected by chronic lesions of the foot. Only subjects with rigidity of the talocalcaneal joint showed increased oxygen consumption, which reached 5 to 20 per cent above normal. They also showed an increased step frequency, probably as a compensatory mechanism to reduce the mechanical work performed during each step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1076
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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