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Table 1 Participant characteristics with post-stroke Stiff-Knee gait

From: Rectus femoris hyperreflexia contributes to Stiff-Knee gait after stroke

Subject no Age (yrs) G Side W (kg) Post (yrs) Med. Botox AFO/ Canea Walking Speed (m/s) Peak Knee flexion (degrees)
1 41 M L 100 3 No 0.5 26.3
2 70 M R 86 4 Baclofen No AFO 0.35 6.9
3 63 M R 81 1.5 Yes Cane 0.5 19.5
4 55 M L 110 8 Baclofen Yes Cane
5 45 M L 76 2.5 No AFO 0.35 11.8
6 59 M R 83 1 Yes 0.3 9.9
7 53 M R 65 3 Yes 0.3 12.6
8 53 M R 77 1 Yes 0.4 15.6
9 41 F R 64 7 No 0.5 27.7
10 61 F L 63 1 No Cane 0.22 9.5
Mean 54.1    80.5 3.2     0.38 15.5
SD 9.62    15.4 2.5     0.10 7.5
  1. G gender, W weight, Post years post-stroke, Meds taking Baclofen, AFO/Cane use of an ankle–foot orthosis or cane, M male, F female
  2. aAll ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) worn by the participants were hinged versions. “Walking Speed” refers to each participant’s maximum comfortable walking speed on treadmill. Subject 4 was only able to walk overground and thus walking speed and peak knee flexion angle measures were not collected