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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639474/custom-rapid-prototype-thumb-prosthesis-for-partial-hand-amputation-a-case-report
#1
Ashley Quinn Swartz, Kristi Turner, Laura Miller, Todd Kuiken
BACKGROUND: Due to advancements in three-dimensional printing, custom-made prostheses are becoming more viable options for persons with difficult cases of prosthetic management. The purpose of this article was to develop a custom voluntary-closing, body-powered thumb mechanism for a partial-hand amputee who had amputations of the index finger and thumb on the left, non-dominant hand. Case description and methods: The prosthesis model was manufactured using rapid prototype technology and was developed to provide greater force and functionality, and to decrease overall size compared to traditional hand prostheses...
June 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630841/bipolar-hemiarthroplasty-in-a-patient-with-above-knee-amputation-surgical-technique
#2
Ramesh Perumal, Santhosh Ram Gaddam, J Vasudeva, J Dheenadhayalan, S Rajasekaran
INTRODUCTION: Femoral neck fractures are a common occurrence in lower limb amputees. Good post-operative results of hip hemiarthroplasty have been described in below-knee amputees. However, to our knowledge, very few such cases have been reported in above-knee amputees. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 75-year-old male patient who underwent above-knee amputation of the right lower limb for severe crush injury right leg and a bipolar hemiarthroplasty for an ipsilateral fracture neck of femur sustained in the same road traffic accident...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628623/use-of-the-deka-arm-for-amputees-with-brachial-plexus-injury-a-case-series
#3
Linda Resnik, Christopher Fantini, Gail Latlief, Samuel Phillips, Nicole Sasson, Eve Sepulveda
OBJECTIVE: Patients with upper limb amputation and brachial plexus injuries have high rates of prosthesis rejection. Study purpose is to describe experiences of subjects with transhumeral amputation and brachial plexus injury, who were fit with, and trained to use, a DEKA Arm. METHODS: This was a mixed-methods study utilizing qualitative (e.g. interview, survey) and quantitative data (e.g. self-report and performance measures). Subject 1, a current prosthesis user, had a shoulder arthrodesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611621/whole-body-awareness-for-controlling-a-robotic-transfemoral-prosthesis
#4
Andrea Parri, Elena Martini, Joost Geeroms, Louis Flynn, Guido Pasquini, Simona Crea, Raffaele Molino Lova, Dirk Lefeber, Roman Kamnik, Marko Munih, Nicola Vitiello
Restoring locomotion functionality of transfemoral amputees is essential for early rehabilitation treatment and for preserving mobility and independence in daily life. Research in wearable robotics fostered the development of innovative active mechatronic lower-limb prostheses designed with the goal to reduce the cognitive and physical effort of lower-limb amputees in rehabilitation and daily life activities. To ensure benefits to the users, active mechatronic prostheses are expected to be aware of the user intention and properly interact in a closed human-in-the-loop paradigm...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605277/ground-reaction-forces-during-sprinting-in-unilateral-transfemoral-amputees
#5
Atsushi Makimoto, Yoko Sano, Satoru Hashizume, Akihiko Murai, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Takemura, Hiroaki Hobara
Understanding the characteristics of ground reaction forces (GRFs) on both limbs during sprinting in unilateral amputees wearing running-specific prostheses would provide important information that could be utilized in the evaluation of athletic performance and development of training methods in this population. The purpose of this study was to compare GRFs between intact and prosthetic limbs during sprinting in unilateral transfemoral amputees wearing running-specific prostheses. Nine sprinters with unilateral transfemoral amputation wearing the same type of prosthesis performed maximal sprinting on a 40 m of runway...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600254/short-and-long-term-learning-of-feedforward-control-of-a-myoelectric-prosthesis-with-sensory-feedback-by-amputees
#6
Matija Strbac, Milica Isakovic, Minja Belic, Igor Popovic, Igor Simanic, Dario Farina, Thierry Keller, Strahinja Dosen
Human motor control relies on a combination of feedback and feedforward strategies. The aim of this study was to longitudinally investigate artificial somatosensory feedback and feedforward control in the context of grasping with myoelectric prosthesis. Nine amputee subjects performed routine grasping trials, with the aim to produce four levels of force during four blocks of 60 trials across five days. The electrotactile force feedback was provided in the second and third block using multipad electrode and spatial coding...
June 6, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533599/the-effect-of-segmental-weight-of-prosthesis-on-hemodynamic-responses-and-energy-expenditure-of-lower-extremity-amputees
#7
Akmer Mutlu, Mohammad Dawood Kharooty, Yavuz Yakut
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of segmental weight of the prosthesis on hemodynamic responses and energy expenditure in lower extremity amputees. [Subjects and Methods] Thirteen patients with a mean age of 44 ± 15.84 years and with unilateral transtibial, transfemoral and Syme's amputation were included to the study. The difference between the lightest and the heaviest prosthesis, 250 g used as the weight. All the patients completed the measurements first without weight and then with 250 g weight on the ankle joint...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532184/a-review-of-invasive-and-non-invasive-sensory-feedback-in-upper-limb-prostheses
#8
Pamela Svensson, Ulrika Wijk, Anders Björkman, Christian Antfolk
The constant challenge to restore sensory feedback in prosthetic hands has provided several research solutions, but virtually none has reached clinical fruition. A prosthetic hand with sensory feedback that closely imitates an intact hand and provides a natural feeling may induce the prosthetic hand to be included in the body image and also reinforces the control of the prosthesis. Areas covered: This review presents non-invasive sensory feedback systems such as mechanotactile, vibrotactile, electrotactile and combinational systems which combine the modalities; multi-haptic feedback...
June 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523276/improving-the-robustness-of-real-time-myoelectric-pattern-recognition-against-arm-position-changes-in-transradial-amputees
#9
Yanjuan Geng, Oluwarotimi Williams Samuel, Yue Wei, Guanglin Li
Previous studies have showed that arm position variations would significantly degrade the classification performance of myoelectric pattern-recognition-based prosthetic control, and the cascade classifier (CC) and multiposition classifier (MPC) have been proposed to minimize such degradation in offline scenarios. However, it remains unknown whether these proposed approaches could also perform well in the clinical use of a multifunctional prosthesis control. In this study, the online effect of arm position variation on motion identification was evaluated by using a motion-test environment (MTE) developed to mimic the real-time control of myoelectric prostheses...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505545/leg-stiffness-during-sprinting-in-transfemoral-amputees-with-running-specific-prosthesis
#10
Yoko Sano, Atsushi Makimoto, Satoru Hashizume, Akihiko Murai, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Takemura, Hiroaki Hobara
Carbon fiber running-specific prostheses are designed to reproduce the spring-like stepping behavior of individuals similar to springs loaded by the entire body mass (i.e. spring-mass model). The aim of this study was to test whether leg stiffness would be modulated differently between intact and prosthetic legs in transfemoral amputees wearing RSP during sprinting. Eight unilateral transfemoral amputees performed maximum sprinting along an indoor overground runway. Leg stiffness was calculated from kinetic and kinematic data in intact and prosthetic legs...
July 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499159/sensitivity-of-biomechanical-outcomes-to-independent-variations-of-hindfoot-and-forefoot-stiffness-in-foot-prostheses
#11
Peter Gabriel Adamczyk, Michelle Roland, Michael E Hahn
Many studies have reported the effects of different foot prostheses on gait, but most results cannot be generalized because the prostheses' properties are seldom reported. We varied hindfoot and forefoot stiffness in an experimental foot prosthesis, in increments of 15N/mm, and tested the parametric effects of these variations on treadmill walking in unilateral transtibial amputees, at speeds from 0.7 to 1.5m/s. We computed outcomes such as prosthesis energy return, center of mass (COM) mechanics, ground reaction forces, and joint mechanics, and computed their sensitivity to component stiffness...
May 9, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489541/the-effect-of-prosthesis-use-on-hand-mental-rotation-after-unilateral-upper-limb-amputation
#12
Xiaoli Guo, Zixuan Lin, Yuanyuan Lyu, Robin Bekrater-Bodmann, Herta Flor, Shanbao Tong
Amputation of a limb induces changes in the so-called body schema, which might be influenced by the use of prosthetic devices. Changes in the body representation associated with prosthesis use could be investigated using a hand mental rotation task. However, direct neurophysiologic evidence for the effect of prosthesis use on hand mental rotation is still lacking. In this study, we recruited two groups of unilateral upper-limb amputees, i.e., amputees using a prosthesis or with a history of prosthesis use (Pro group) and amputees without a prosthesis (non-Pro group), as well as a sample of matched healthy controls...
May 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487630/analysis-of-interrelationships-among-voluntary-and-prosthetic-leg-joint-parameters-using-cyclograms
#13
Farahiyah Jasni, Nur Azah Hamzaid, Nor Elleeiana Mohd Syah, Tze Y Chung, Noor Azuan Abu Osman
The walking mechanism of a prosthetic leg user is a tightly coordinated movement of several joints and limb segments. The interaction among the voluntary and mechanical joints and segments requires particular biomechanical insight. This study aims to analyze the inter-relationship between amputees' voluntary and mechanical coupled leg joints variables using cyclograms. From this analysis, the critical gait parameters in each gait phase were determined and analyzed if they contribute to a better powered prosthetic knee control design...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470463/-the-endo-exo-prosthesis-treatment-concept-improvement-in-quality-of-life-after-limb-amputation
#14
T Hoffmeister, F Schwarze, H H Aschoff
Osseointegrated, percutaneous implants as the force bearer for exoprosthetics after limb amputation have been used in individual cases for clinical rehabilitation of amputees during the past years. Most experience in this field in Germany has been accumulated at the Sana Klinik in Lübeck with the so-called endo-exo prosthesis (EEP) system. The two-step implantation procedure can now be considered as reliable. Following a well-documented learning curve initial soft tissue problems concerning the cutaneous stoma can now be regarded as exceptions...
May 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470462/-connecting-adapter-for-coupling-exoprostheses-to-endoshafts-demands-on-orthopedic-technicians-with-respect-to-planning-and-application
#15
H Grundei, A Timmermann
INTRODUCTION: Transcutaneous, bone anchored prostheses have proved to be an alternative for amputees. In addition to the safe osseointegration of the implant, the correct prosthetic alignment is also important. Therefore, the interaction between prosthesis components and the prosthesis wearer is significant and the role of the certified prosthetist should not be underestimated. AIM: The aim of treatment is the best possible compensation of disability after limb loss with increase of physical abilities and comfort of the prosthesis wearer by means of bone anchored prosthesis...
May 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468600/sensory-feedback-add-on-for-upper-limb-prostheses
#16
Nader Fallahian, Hassan Saeedi, Hamidreza Mokhtarinia, Farhad Tabatabai Ghomshe
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Sensory feedback systems have been of great interest in upper-limb prosthetics. Despite tremendous research, there are no commercial modality-matched feedback systems. This article aims to introduce the first detachable and feedback add-on option that can be attached to in-use prostheses. TECHNIQUE: A sensory feedback system was tested on a below-elbow myoelectric prosthesis. The aim was to have the amputee grasp fragile objects without crushing while other accidental feedback sources were blocked...
June 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467317/deep-learning-based-artificial-vision-for-grasp-classification-in-myoelectric-hands
#17
Ghazal Ghazaei, Ali Alameer, Patrick Degenaar, Graham Morgan, Kianoush Nazarpour
OBJECTIVE: Computer vision-based assistive technology solutions can revolutionise the quality of care for people with sensorimotor disorders. The goal of this work was to enable trans-radial amputees to use a simple, yet efficient, computer vision system to grasp and move common household objects with a two-channel myoelectric prosthetic hand. APPROACH: We developed a deep learning-based artificial vision system to augment the grasp functionality of a commercial prosthesis...
June 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463204/design-and-characterization-of-a-quasi-passive-pneumatic-foot-ankle-prosthesis
#18
Jeffrey Lee, Luke Mooney, Elliott Rouse
The majority of commercially available passive prosthetic feet are not capable of providing joint mechanics that match that of the intact human ankle. Due to their cantilever design, their stiffness characteristics contrast with what has been observed in the biological ankle; namely, an increase in stiffness during the stance phase of walking. In this study, we introduce the design and control of a pneumatic foot-ankle prosthesis that attempts to provide biomimetic mechanics. The prosthesis is comprised of a pneumatic cylinder in series with a fiberglass leaf spring, and a solenoid valve to control the flow of air between the two sides of the cylinder...
April 28, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420135/a-prosthetic-hand-body-area-controller-based-on-efficient-pattern-recognition-control-strategies
#19
Simone Benatti, Bojan Milosevic, Elisabetta Farella, Emanuele Gruppioni, Luca Benini
Poliarticulated prosthetic hands represent a powerful tool to restore functionality and improve quality of life for upper limb amputees. Such devices offer, on the same wearable node, sensing and actuation capabilities, which are not equally supported by natural interaction and control strategies. The control in state-of-the-art solutions is still performed mainly through complex encoding of gestures in bursts of contractions of the residual forearm muscles, resulting in a non-intuitive Human-Machine Interface (HMI)...
April 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399722/safety-and-function-of-a-prototype-microprocessor-controlled-knee-prosthesis-for-low-active-transfemoral-amputees-switching-from-a-mechanic-knee-prosthesis-a-pilot-study
#20
Timothy Hasenoehrl, Thomas Schmalz, Reinhard Windhager, Stephan Domayer, Sara Dana, Clemens Ambrozy, Stefano Palma, Richard Crevenna
PURPOSE: Aim of this pilot study was to assess safety and functioning of a microprocessor-controlled knee prosthesis (MPK) after a short familiarization time and no structured physical therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five elderly, low-active transfemoral amputees who were fitted with a standard non-microprocessor controlled knee prosthesis (NMPK) performed a baseline measurement consisting of a 3 D gait analysis, functional tests and questionnaires. The first follow-up consisted of the same test procedure and was performed with the MPK after 4 to 6 weeks of familiarization...
April 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
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