REC REF: 14/SC/1243

Study objective

To identify the gait parameters affected by pelvic and lower limb surgery, in an effort to develop a mechanism for identifying disease, and understand the impact of surgical intervention on these parameters.


The main purpose of this study is to assess the use of three-dimensional gait analysis to measure the success (or otherwise) of lower limb surgery i.e. surgery involving the pelvis, hip, knee, foot and ankle. Three-dimensional analysis of gait to obtain kinetic (motion) and kinematic (motion of joint) measurements offers an alternative, objective measure of patient outcome following surgery.