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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine