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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935557/wearable-tubing-assistive-walking-device-immediately-enhances-gait-parameters-in-subjects-with-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Seung-Mi Lee, Heon-Seock Cynn, Chung-Hwi Yi, Tae-Lim Yoon, Ji-Hyun Lee
BACKGROUND: Stroke patients develop compensatory movements due to limitations of ankle dorsiflexion and knee flexion. To solve the limitations, there are many adjustable walking assistive devices such as robotic devices, ankle-foot orthoses, and functional electric stimulation in rehabilitation session. However, these assistive devices have some disadvantages, including expense and discomforts. Therefore, the development of a new assistive device for stroke patients is needed to assist ankle dorsiflexion and knee flexion...
December 8, 2016: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927029/measuring-wearing-time-of-knee-ankle-foot-orthoses-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-comparison-of-parent-report-and-objective-measurement
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Josina C Maas, Annet J Dallmeijer, Bodil Y Oudshoorn, Eline A M Bolster, Peter A Huijing, Richard T Jaspers, Jules G Becher
: Purpose state: Orthotic wearing time may be an important confounder in efficacy studies of treatment in children with spastic cerebral palsy (SCP). Most studies measure parent-reported wearing time (WTparent) with questionnaires, but it is questionable whether this yields valid results. This study aims to compare WTparent with objectively measured wearing time (WTobj) in children with SCP receiving orthotic treatment. METHOD: Eight children with SCP participated in this observational study...
December 7, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919918/effectiveness-of-foot-orthoses-and-shock-absorbing-insoles-for-the-prevention-of-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniel R Bonanno, Karl B Landorf, Shannon E Munteanu, George S Murley, Hylton B Menz
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the evidence relating to the effectiveness of foot orthoses and shock-absorbing insoles for the prevention of musculoskeletal injury. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of foot orthoses and shock-absorbing insoles for the prevention of injury. DATA SOURCES: Cochrane Library, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE and SPORTDiscus from their inception up to the first week of June 2016...
December 5, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903626/a-unified-perspective-on-ankle-push-off-in-human-walking
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REVIEW
Karl E Zelik, Peter G Adamczyk
Muscle-tendon units about the ankle joint generate a burst of positive power during the step-to-step transition in human walking, termed ankle push-off, but there is no scientific consensus on its functional role. A central question embodied in the biomechanics literature is: does ankle push-off primarily contribute to leg swing, or to center of mass (COM) acceleration? This question has been debated in various forms for decades. However, it actually presents a false dichotomy, as these two possibilities are not mutually exclusive...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896687/evaluation-of-the-influences-of-various-force-magnitudes-and-configurations-on-scoliotic-curve-correction-using-finite-element-analysis
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Mohammad Taghi Karimi, Mohammad Hossein Ebrahimi, Ali Mohammadi, Anthony McGarry
Scoliosis is a lateral curvature in the normally straight vertical line of the spine, and the curvature can be moderate to severe. Different treatment can be used based on severity and age of subjects, but most common treatment for this disease is using orthosis. To design orthosis types of force arrangement can be varied, from transverse loads to vertical loads or combination of them. But it is not well introduced how orthoses control scoliotic curve and how to achieve the maximum correction based on force configurations and magnitude...
November 28, 2016: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891180/the-effect-of-foot-orthoses-with-forefoot-cushioning-or-metatarsal-pad-on-forefoot-peak-plantar-pressure-in-running
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Michaela Hähni, Anja Hirschmüller, Heiner Baur
BACKGROUND: Foot orthoses are frequently used in sports for the treatment of overuse complaints with sufficient evidence available for certain foot-related overuse pathologies like plantar fasciitis, rheumatoid arthritis and foot pain (e.g., metatarsalgia). One important aim is to reduce plantar pressure under prominent areas like metatarsal heads. For the forefoot region, mainly two common strategies exist: metatarsal pad (MP) and forefoot cushioning (FC). The aim of this study was to evaluate which of these orthosis concepts is superior in reducing plantar pressure in the forefoot during running...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884055/the-association-of-forefoot-varus-deformity-with-patellofemoral-cartilage-damage-in-older-adult-cadavers
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Rebecca S Lufler, Joshua J Stefanik, Jingbo Niu, F Kip Sawyer, Todd M Hoagland, K Douglas Gross
INTRODUCTION: Forefoot alignment may contribute to patellofemoral joint (PFJ) osteoarthritis (OA) via its influence on the closed chain kinematics of the lower limb. The purpose of this cadaveric study was to investigate the relationship between forefoot varus and ipsilateral cartilage damage in the medial and lateral PFJ. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forefoot alignment measurements were obtained from the feet of 25 cadavers (n=50). Cartilage damage in the medial and lateral PFJ of each knee was scored using the Outerbridge scale...
November 24, 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877028/efficacy-of-a-trunk-orthosis-with-joints-providing-resistive-force-on-low-back-load-during-level-walking-in-elderly-persons
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Junji Katsuhira, Ko Matsudaira, Hiroyuki Oka, Shinno Iijima, Akihiro Ito, Tadashi Yasui, Arito Yozu
PURPOSE: The effects of lumbosacral and spinal orthoses on low back pain and gait are not exactly clear. We previously developed a trunk orthosis with joints providing resistive force on low back load to decrease such load, and confirmed its positive effects during level walking in healthy young adults. Therefore, we aimed to determine the efficacy of this trunk orthosis during level walking in healthy elderly subjects. METHODS: Fifteen community-dwelling elderly subjects performed level walking at a self-selected speed without an orthosis, with our orthosis, and with a lumbosacral orthosis...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853668/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-exoskeletons-as-assistive-and-rehabilitation-devices-in-the-treatment-of-neurologic-gait-disorders-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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Christian Fisahn, Mirko Aach, Oliver Jansen, Marc Moisi, Angeli Mayadev, Krystle T Pagarigan, Joseph R Dettori, Thomas A Schildhauer
Study Design Systematic review. Clinical Questions (1) When used as an assistive device, do wearable exoskeletons improve lower extremity function or gait compared with knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) in patients with complete or incomplete spinal cord injury? (2) When used as a rehabilitation device, do wearable exoskeletons improve lower extremity function or gait compared with other rehabilitation strategies in patients with complete or incomplete spinal cord injury? (3) When used as an assistive or rehabilitation device, are wearable exoskeletons safe compared with KAFO for assistance or other rehabilitation strategies for rehabilitation in patients with complete or incomplete spinal cord injury? Methods PubMed, Cochrane, and Embase databases and reference lists of key articles were searched from database inception to May 2, 2016, to identify studies evaluating the effectiveness of wearable exoskeletons used as assistive or rehabilitative devices in patients with incomplete or complete spinal cord injury...
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842579/does-occupational-therapy-reduce-the-need-for-surgery-in-carpometacarpal-osteoarthritis-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ingvild Kjeken, Ruth Else Mehl Eide, Åse Klokkeide, Karin Hoegh Matre, Monika Olsen, Petter Mowinckel, Øyvor Andreassen, Siri Darre, Randi Nossum
BACKGROUND: In the absence of disease-modifying interventions for hand osteoarthritis (OA), occupational therapy (OT) comprising patient education, hand exercises, assistive devices and orthoses are considered as core treatments, whereas surgery are recommended for those with severe carpometacarpal (CMC1) OA. However, even though CMC1 surgery may reduce pain and improve function, the risk of adverse effects is high, and randomized controlled trials comparing surgery with non-surgical interventions are warranted...
November 15, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834573/minimum-detectable-change-in-medial-tibiofemoral-contact-force-parameters-derivation-and-application-to-a-load-altering-intervention
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Joaquin Barrios, John Willson
Medial tibiofemoral joint contact forces can be estimated using musculoskeletal models. To assess change in these forces that accompany load-modifying interventions, minimum detectable change (MDC) thresholds must be established. The primary study purpose was to derive MDCs for medial tibiofemoral peak force and force impulse during walking. The secondary purpose was to identify the proportions of individuals exhibiting reductions greater than these MDCs when walking with lateral foot wedging. Eight healthy individuals provided three-dimensional gait data over three test sessions to serve as inputs for an inverse dynamics-driven medial tibiofemoral contact force model, from which MDCs for peak force and impulse were derived...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825592/immediate-effects-of-foot-orthoses-on-pain-during-functional-tasks-in-people-with-patellofemoral-osteoarthritis-a-cross-over-proof-of-concept-study
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Natalie J Collins, Rana S Hinman, Hylton B Menz, Kay M Crossley
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to determine whether prefabricated foot orthoses immediately reduce pain during functional tasks in people with patellofemoral osteoarthritis, compared to flat insoles and shoes alone. METHODS: Eighteen people with predominant lateral patellofemoral osteoarthritis (nine women; mean [SD] age 59 [10]years; body mass index 27.9 [3.2]kg/m(2)) performed functional tasks wearing running sandals, and then wearing foot orthoses and flat insoles (random order)...
November 4, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793417/relative-motion-orthoses-in-the-management-of-various-hand-conditions-a-scoping-review
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Melissa J Hirth, Julianne W Howell, Lisa O'Brien
STUDY DESIGN: Scoping review. INTRODUCTION: The relative motion (RM) concept and immediate controlled active motion (ICAM) program, originally applied after zones IV-VII extensor tendon repairs, have been modified and extended to a variety of hand conditions, such as sagittal band injury, boutonniere deformity, and extensor lag. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To scope the published and unpublished literature to review ICAM modifications, hand conditions for which the RM concept is used, and describe the preferred degree of relative metacarpophalangeal joint extension/flexion reported and spectrum of orthosis design...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790085/what-turns-assistive-into-restorative-brain-machine-interfaces
#14
Alireza Gharabaghi
Brain-machine interfaces (BMI) may support motor impaired patients during activities of daily living by controlling external devices such as prostheses (assistive BMI). Moreover, BMIs are applied in conjunction with robotic orthoses for rehabilitation of lost motor function via neurofeedback training (restorative BMI). Using assistive BMI in a rehabilitation context does not automatically turn them into restorative devices. This perspective article suggests key features of restorative BMI and provides the supporting evidence: In summary, BMI may be referred to as restorative tools when demonstrating subsequently (i) operant learning and progressive evolution of specific brain states/dynamics, (ii) correlated modulations of functional networks related to the therapeutic goal, (iii) subsequent improvement in a specific task, and (iv) an explicit correlation between the modulated brain dynamics and the achieved behavioral gains...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790051/astym-therapy-improves-bilateral-hamstring-flexibility-and-achilles-tendinopathy-in-a-child-with-cerebral-palsy-a-retrospective-case-report
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Nicole A Scheer, Lucas R Alstat, Robert S Van Zant
PURPOSE: The purpose of this case report was to describe the use of Astym therapy to improve hamstring flexibility and Achilles tendinopathy in a child with cerebral palsy. CASE DESCRIPTION: An eight-year-old female with cerebral palsy was referred to physical therapy for the treatment of bilateral hamstring inflexibility and Achilles tendinopathy. Treatment focused on an Astym therapy protocol of eccentric exercise, stretching, active and passive range of motion, gait training, and a home exercise program...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789429/foot-orthoses-research-identifying-limitations-to-improve-translation-to-clinical-knowledge-and-practice
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EDITORIAL
Ian B Griffiths, Simon K Spooner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773587/clinical-relevance-commentary-in-response-to-relative-motion-orthoses-in-the-management-of-various-hand-conditions-a-scoping-review
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Mike Szekeres
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771214/orthotic-use-for-cmc-osteoarthritis-variations-among-different-health-professionals-in-brazil
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Pedro H T Q de Almeida, Joy C MacDermid, Tatiana Barcelos Pontes, Clarissa Cardoso Dos Santos-Couto-Paz, Licia Maria H da Mota, João Paulo C Matheus
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive study. INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal disease in the adult and older adult populations. The use of orthoses to stabilize the thumb's articular complex is one of the most common conservative management strategies. Despite substantial research about this topic, there is insufficient evidence about the optimal use of orthoses to inform clinical practice, contributing to practice variations within and across health professionals...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759046/independent-long-fingers-are-not-essential-for-a-grasping-hand
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Federico Montagnani, Marco Controzzi, Christian Cipriani
The human hand is a complex integrated system with motor and sensory components that provides individuals with high functionality and elegant behaviour. In direct connection with the brain, the hand is capable of performing countless actions ranging from fine digit manipulation to the handling of heavy objects. However the question of which movements mostly contribute to the manipulation skills of the hand, and thus should be included in prosthetic hands, is yet to be answered. Building from our previous work, and assuming that a hand with independent long fingers allowed performance comparable to a hand with coupled fingers, here we explored the actual contribution of independent fingers while performing activities of daily living using custom built orthoses...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748162/comparison-of-energy-efficiency-between-wearable-power-assist-locomotor-wpal-and-two-types-of-knee-ankle-foot-orthoses-with-a-medial-single-hip-joint-msh-kafo
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Kanan Yatsuya, Satoshi Hirano, Eiichi Saitoh, Shigeo Tanabe, Hirotaka Tanaka, Masayuki Eguchi, Masaki Katoh, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Akito Uno, Hitoshi Kagaya
OBJECTIVE: To compare the energy efficiency of Wearable Power-Assist Locomotor (WPAL) with conventional knee-ankle-foot orthoses (MSH-KAFO) such as Hip and Ankle Linked Orthosis (HALO) or Primewalk. STUDY DESIGN: Cross over case-series. SETTING: Chubu Rosai Hospital, Aichi, Japan, which is affiliated with the Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety. METHODS: Six patients were trained with MSH-KAFO (either HALO or Primewalk) and WPAL...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
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