Knee joint contact forces during amputee walking
The authors suggest that retraining the use of this muscle may help towards OA prevention. However, they also state that this muscular pattern may be a reflection of the need to develop prosthetics further as the movement is a compensatory move to propel the prosthetic forward.
> From: Silverman et al., J Biomech 47 (2014) 2556-2562. All rights reserved to Elsevier Ltd.. Click here for the Pubmed summary.
Video comparing simulation of gait for non-amputee and unilateral transtibial amputee: