Plantar flexor muscle weakness may cause stiff-knee gait

Apti A., Akalan N. E., Kuchimov S., Ozdincler A. R., Temelli Y., NENE A.

GAIT & POSTURE, vol.46, pp.201-207, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.03.010
  • Journal Name: GAIT & POSTURE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-207
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: The iterative simulation studies proclaim that plantar flexor (PF) muscle weakness is one of the contributors of stiff knee gait (SKG), although, whether isolated PF weakness generates SKG has not been validated in able-bodied people or individuals with neuromuscular disorders. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of isolated PF muscle weakness on knee flexion velocity and SKG in healthy individuals.