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Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 1998 Aug;27(8):558-60.

Assessing the accuracy of partial weight-bearing instruction.

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Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.


A force-monitoring platform was used to ascertain accuracy in following instructions concerning partial weight bearing. Three groups of healthy volunteers were instructed to bear 60 pounds of weight on a foot in one of three ways: on a bathroom scale, against a therapist's hand, or on a force-monitoring platform. The accuracy of each group, tested against platform measures, revealed significantly greater accuracy in the group instructed on the force-monitoring platform.

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