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Prosthetics and Orthotics International

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190380/passive-prosthetic-hands-and-tools-a-literature-review
#1
Bartjan Maat, Gerwin Smit, Dick Plettenburg, Paul Breedveld
BACKGROUND: The group of passive prostheses consists of prosthetic hands and prosthetic tools. These can either be static or adjustable. Limited research and development on passive prostheses has been performed although many people use these prosthesis types. Although some publications describe passive prostheses, no recent review of the peer-reviewed literature on passive prostheses is available. OBJECTIVE: Review the peer-reviewed literature on passive prostheses for replacement of the hand...
February 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190379/the-turkish-version-of-the-brace-questionnaire-in-brace-treated-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis
#2
Gözde Gür, Yavuz Yakut, Theo Grivas
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of the effects of brace treatment on quality of life in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is important. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Brace Questionnaire. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study, evaluation of reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Brace Questionnaire. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients undergoing brace treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (median age: 14...
February 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190376/prosthesis-donning-and-doffing-questionnaire-development-and-validation
#3
Noor Azuan Abu Osman, Arezoo Eshraghi, Hossein Gholizadeh, Wan Abu Bakar Wan Abas, Knut Lechler
OBJECTIVES: To develop a questionnaire that specifically evaluates the ability of trans-tibial amputees to don and doff a prosthesis and to investigate the psychometric properties of the newly developed questionnaire. BACKGROUND: Prosthesis should be donned and doffed few times during the day and night; thus, it is important to measure ease of donning and doffing. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: The questionnaire was designed and evaluated by a group of experts...
February 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147898/factors-influencing-quality-of-life-following-lower-limb-amputation-for-peripheral-arterial-occlusive-disease-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#4
Fiona Davie-Smith, Elaine Coulter, Brian Kennon, Sally Wyke, Lorna Paul
BACKGROUND: The majority of lower limb amputations are undertaken in people with peripheral arterial occlusive disease, and approximately 50% have diabetes. Quality of life is an important outcome in lower limb amputations; little is known about what influences it, and therefore how to improve it. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to identify the factors that influence quality of life after lower limb amputation for peripheral arterial occlusive disease...
February 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132589/northwestern-university-flexible-subischial-vacuum-socket-for-persons-with-transfemoral-amputation-part-2-description-and-preliminary-evaluation
#5
Stefania Fatone, Ryan Caldwell
BACKGROUND: Current transfemoral prosthetic sockets are problematic as they restrict function, lack comfort, and cause residual limb problems. Development of a subischial socket with lower proximal trim lines is an appealing way to address this problem and may contribute to improving quality of life of persons with transfemoral amputation. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to illustrate the use of a new subischial socket in two subjects. STUDY DESIGN: Case series...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103760/the-use-of-a-direct-manufacturing-prosthetic-socket-system-in-a-rural-community-in-south-africa-a-pilot-study-and-lessons-for-future-research
#6
Liezel Ennion, Anton Johannesson, Anthea Rhoda
BACKGROUND: Challenges exist with the provision of appropriate mobility assistive devices in rural areas. The use of the direct manufacturing prosthetic socket system is a possible solution to these challenges. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to test and explore the clients' perspectives with the application of this device. STUDY DESIGN: Within a mixed-methods approach, a longitudinal sequential explanatory design was applied. METHODS: The Orthotic and Prosthetic User's Survey was administered to explore the use of the direct manufacturing prosthetic socket system in terms of function, health-related quality of life and client satisfaction...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100099/a-user-centered-qualitative-study-on-experiences-with-ankle-foot-orthoses-and-suggestions-for-improved-design
#7
Dymphy van der Wilk, Juha Markus Hijmans, Klaas Postema, Gijsbertus Jacob Verkerke
BACKGROUND: Improving ankle-foot orthosis design can best be done by implementing a user-centered approach. OBJECTIVE: To provide insight into the ideas of ankle-foot orthosis users with flaccid ankle muscle paresis on the importance of activities and suggestions for an improved ankle-foot orthosis design. STUDY DESIGN: A focus-group discussion with eight ankle-foot orthosis users (57 ± 5 years, 50% female). METHODS: Main inclusion criteria were as follows: ⩾18 years, unable to stand on tip-toe and unable to lift toes...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100097/spina-bifida-and-lower-limb-amputation-in-northern-ireland-a-retrospective-study-of-demographics-and-outcome
#8
Lorraine Graham
BACKGROUND: Spina bifida is an uncommon cause for lower limb amputation. The causes and level of amputation and mobility outcome for these patients have not been reported previously. CASE DESCRIPTION: To identify the causes and level of amputation and the mobility outcome for amputee patients with spina bifida. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Chart review of patients identified by computer as having an amputation secondary to neurological or congenital cause...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094689/quantification-of-rectifications-for-the-northwestern-university-flexible-sub-ischial-vacuum-socket
#9
Stefania Fatone, William Brett Johnson, Lilly Tran, Kerice Tucker, Christofer Mowrer, Ryan Caldwell
BACKGROUND: The fit and function of a prosthetic socket depend on the prosthetist's ability to design the socket's shape to distribute load comfortably over the residual limb. We recently developed a sub-ischial socket for persons with transfemoral amputation: the Northwestern University Flexible Sub-Ischial Vacuum Socket. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to quantify the rectifications required to fit the Northwestern University Flexible Sub-Ischial Vacuum Socket to teach the technique to prosthetists as well as provide a computer-aided design-computer-aided manufacturing option...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094687/successful-management-of-femoral-trauma-in-a-through-knee-amputee-with-a-previous-malunited-fracture-implications-and-functional-outcome
#10
Beth Lineham, Paul Harwood, Peter Giannoudis
BACKGROUND: After amputation patients are more likely to injure their residual limb. An injury of a previously amputated limb, especially if the residuum is not anatomically normal, poses a dilemma for management. Case Description and Methods: This case report discusses a femoral fracture sustained proximal to a through-knee amputation. Findings and outcomes: The fracture was at the site of a malunited fracture. A shortening osteotomy with bone graft was undertaken to improve alignment and prosthetic fit and remove poor-quality bone...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094686/northwestern-university-flexible-subischial-vacuum-socket-for-persons-with-transfemoral-amputation-part-1-description-of-technique
#11
Stefania Fatone, Ryan Caldwell
BACKGROUND: Current transfemoral prosthetic sockets restrict function, lack comfort, and cause residual limb problems. Lower proximal trim lines are an appealing way to address this problem. Development of a more comfortable and possibly functional subischial socket may contribute to improving quality of life of persons with transfemoral amputation. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to (1) describe the design and fabrication of a new subischial socket and (2) describe efforts to teach this technique...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094681/relationship-between-body-height-and-spatiotemporal-parameters-during-a-100-m-sprint-in-able-bodied-and-unilateral-transtibial-sprinters
#12
Hiroaki Hobara, Wolfgang Potthast, Ralf Müller, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Satoru Hashizume, Thijs A Herdoorn, Masaaki Mochimaru
BACKGROUND: Although anthropometric factors could influence sprint performance in able-bodied sprinters, little is known about the relationships between these anthropometric factors and sprint performance in amputee sprinters. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationships between body height and spatiotemporal parameters of 100-m sprints in unilateral transtibial amputee and able-bodied sprinters. STUDY DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094680/changes-in-the-corticospinal-tract-after-wearing-prosthesis-in-bilateral-transtibial-amputation
#13
Sang Yoon Lee, Si Hyun Kang, Don-Kyu Kim, Kyung Mook Seo, Hee Joon Ro, Jae Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND: After amputation, the brain is known to be reorganized especially in the primary motor cortex. We report a case to show changes in the corticospinal tract in a patient with serial bilateral transtibial amputations using diffusion tensor imaging. Case Description and Methods: A 78-year-old man had a transtibial amputation on his left side in 2008 and he underwent a right transtibial amputation in 2011. An initial brain magnetic resonance imaging with a diffusion tensor imaging was performed before starting rehabilitation on his right transtibial prosthesis, and a follow-up magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion tensor imaging was performed 2 years after this...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094678/orthotic-treatment-of-positional-brachycephaly-associated-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#14
Carolina G Matarazzo, Gerd Schreen, Camilla D do Lago-Rizzardi, Maria Stella Peccin, Fernando Cg Pinto
Osteogenesis imperfecta is an inherited disorder of the connective tissue characterized primarily by fractures with no or small causal antecedents and extremely variable clinical presentation. The disorder requires a global and, therefore, multidisciplinary therapeutic approach that should aim, among other aspects, at the prevention and treatment of deformities resulting from osteogenesis imperfecta. Due to limitations related to bony deformities, it can be difficult to place these infants in a variety of positions that would help remediate skull deformities, so a cranial orthosis becomes the therapy of choice...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091278/brief-activity-performance-measure-for-upper-limb-amputees-bam-ula
#15
Linda Resnik, Matthew Borgia, Frantzy Acluche
BACKGROUND: Measures of activity performance for adults with upper limb amputation are needed. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the measurement properties of a new measure of activity performance for adults with upper limb amputation, which we call the Brief Activity Measure for Upper Limb Amputees (BAM-ULA) and to compare BAM-ULA scores for users of different types of prostheses. METHODS: In all, 35 persons with upper limb amputation were administered the BAM-ULA, twice within 1 week...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067123/the-effect-of-a-supervised-community-based-exercise-program-on-balance-balance-confidence-and-gait-in-individuals-with-lower-limb-amputation
#16
Carol A Miller, Jennifer E Williams, Katey L Durham, Selena C Hom, Julie L Smith
BACKGROUND: Many individuals with lower limb loss report concern with walking ability after completing structured traditional rehabilitation. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of a supervised community-based exercise program on balance, balance confidence, and gait in individuals with lower limb amputation. STUDY DESIGN: Repeated measures. METHODS: The supervised exercise program was offered biweekly for 6 weeks...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067120/standing-balance-in-people-with-trans-tibial-amputation-due-to-vascular-causes-a-literature-review
#17
Mayank Seth, Eric Lamberg
BACKGROUND: Balance is an important variable to consider during the rehabilitation process of individuals with trans-tibial amputation. Limited evidence exists on the balance abilities of people with trans-tibial amputation due to vascular causes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review literature and determine if standing balance is diminished in people with trans-tibial amputation due to vascular causes. STUDY DESIGN: Literature review...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940898/the-effect-of-damping-in-prosthetic-ankle-and-knee-joints-on-the-biomechanical-outcomes-a-literature-review
#18
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Zahra Safaeepour, Arezoo Eshraghi, Mark Geil
BACKGROUND: Given the growing number of variable-damping prosthetic knee and ankle components and broad number of potential biomechanical outcomes, a systematic review is needed to assess advantages of damped knee and ankle units over non-damped prostheses. OBJECTIVES: This study provides an overview of the biomechanical outcomes associated with the use of prosthetic knees and ankles with damping mechanisms in individuals with lower limb amputation. STUDY DESIGN: Literature review...
December 9, 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008788/instantaneous-stiffness-and-hysteresis-of-dynamic-elastic-response-prosthetic-feet
#19
Christina M Webber, Kenton Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Dynamic elastic response prosthetic feet are designed to mimic the functional characteristics of the native foot/ankle joint. Numerous designs of dynamic elastic response feet exist which make the prescription process difficult, especially because of the lack of empirical evidence describing the objective performance characteristics of the feet. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the mechanical properties of available dynamic elastic response prosthetic feet, specifically the stiffness and hysteresis...
December 1, 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913784/the-effectiveness-of-the-bone-bridge-transtibial-amputation-technique-a-systematic-review-of-high-quality-evidence
#20
Jason T Kahle, M Jason Highsmith, John Kenney, Tim Ruth, Paul A Lunseth, Janos Ertl
BACKGROUND: This literature review was undertaken to determine if commonly held views about the benefits of a bone bridge technique are supported by the literature. METHODS: Four databases were searched for articles pertaining to surgical strategies specific to a bone bridge technique of the transtibial amputee. A total of 35 articles were identified as potential articles. Authors included methodology that was applied to separate topics. Following identification, articles were excluded if they were determined to be low quality evidence or not pertinent...
December 1, 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
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