Article: PDF OnlyThree dimensional measurements of pelvic tilt in trans-tibial amputations The effects of pelvic tilt on trunk muscles strength and characteristics of gaitAlsancak, S.1,; Sener, G.2; Erdemli, B.3; Ogun, T.3 Author Information 1Prosthetics and Orthotics Prog., Dikimevi The School of Health Services, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey 2The School of Physiotherapy, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey Ankara University, Kikimevi Saglik Hizmetreli Myo, 06100, Kikimevi/Ankara, Turkey Prosthetics and Orthotics International 22(1):p 17-24, April 1998. | DOI: 10.3109/03093649809164453 Buy Metrics Abstract The aim of this study was to determine the degree of pelvic tilt in three dimensions, the trunk muscle strength and effects on gait in trans-tibial amputated patients. This study comprised of 22 unilateral trans-tibial amputated patients who were seen at the authors' Prosthetics and Orthotics Laboratory for the purpose of prosthetic provision. Measurements were made using plurimeter and caliper and gait observations were made by video camera. In the sagittal and horizontal planes respectively the pelvic tilt was measured to be 12d` and 5.73d`, and such measurements in relation to the trunk extensor and flexor muscles were shown to be statistically significant (p<0.05). On the contrary, the same could not be said for frontal plane measurements. In addition, in 9 cases excessive knee flexion was noted during the stance phase having a direct influence on the pelvic tilt (p<0.05). © International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics 1998.