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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066530/play-hands-protective-gloves-technical-note-on-design-and-concept
#1
Michele Houston-Hicks, Derek J Lura, M Jason Highsmith
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the leading cause of childhood motor disability, with a global incidence of 1.6 to 2.5/1,000 live births. Approximately 23% of children with CP are dependent upon assistive technologies. Some children with developmental disabilities have self-injurious behaviors such as finger biting but also have therapeutic needs. The purpose of this technical note is to describe design considerations for a protective glove and finger covering that maintains finger dexterity for children who exhibit finger and hand chewing (dermatophagia) and require therapeutic range of motion and may benefit from sensory stimulation resulting from constant contact between glove and skin...
September 2016: Technology and Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027043/optimal-grasp-distance-and-muscle-loads-for-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-using-carpometacarpal-and-metacarpophalangeal-immobilization-orthoses
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Chien-Hsiou Liu, Kai-Shun Yip, Shih-Chen Fan
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to investigate whether people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) require greater muscle loads to equal the grip strength of healthy adults and to find the optimal grip distance for people with RA using carpometacarpal and metacarpophalangeal immobilization orthoses as measured by electromyography of the forearm muscles. METHOD: A 2 × 2 (Group × Orthosis) experiment and a 2 × 3 (Orthosis × Grasp Distance) factorial were conducted...
January 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009675/effects-of-foot-and-ankle-devices-on-balance-gait-and-falls-in-adults-with-sensory-perception-loss-a-systematic-review
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Joanne Paton, Anna L Hatton, Keith Rome, Bridie Kent
BACKGROUND: Foot and ankle devices are being developed as a method of preventing people with sensory perception loss sustaining a fall. Such devices are believed to work by reducing the likelihood of a fall by improving the balance and gait of the user. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of foot and ankle devices for the prevention of falls and the improvement of balance and gait in adults with sensory perception loss. INCLUSION CRITERIA TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: Participants were community-dwelling adults with bilateral pathological sensory perception loss...
December 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996894/motivation-expectations-and-usability-of-a-driven-gait-orthosis-in-stroke-patients-and-their-therapists
#4
Eva Swinnen, Nina Lefeber, Ward Willaert, Fallon De Neef, Lyn Bruyndonckx, Annemie Spooren, Marc Michielsen, Tine Ramon, Eric Kerckhofs
BACKGROUND: In the development of efficacious driven gait orthoses (DGO), it is an added value to consider patients' and therapists' perspectives concerning robot-assisted gait training (RAGT). A better understanding of these issues may improve the process of care and outcome. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine stroke patients' motivation and expectations of RAGT, and therapists' expectations and perspectives on the usability of RAGT. Additionally, the differences in expectations between stroke patients and their therapists were analyzed...
December 20, 2016: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988341/can-lumbosacral-orthoses-cause-trunk-muscle-weakness-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Fatemeh Azadinia, Esmaeil Ebrahimi Takamjani, Mojtaba Kamyab, Mohamad Parnianpour, Jacek Cholewicki, Nader Maroufi
BACKGROUND: Wearing lumbosacral orthosis (LSO) is one of the most common treatments prescribed for conservative management of low back pain. While the results of randomized controlled trials suggest effectiveness of LSO in reducing pain and disability in these patients, there is a concern that prolonged use of LSO may lead to trunk muscle weakness and atrophy. PURPOSE: The present review aimed to evaluate available evidence in literature to determine whether LSO result in trunk muscle weakness and/or atrophy...
December 14, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987301/evaluating-the-effects-of-ankle-foot-orthosis-mechanical-property-assumptions-on-gait-simulation-muscle-force-results
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Amy K Hegarty, Anthony J Petrella, Max J Kurz, Anne K Silverman
Musculoskeletal modeling and simulation techniques have been used to gain insights into movement disabilities for many populations, such as ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP). The individuals who can benefit from these techniques are often limited to those who can walk without assistive devices, due to challenges in accurately modeling these devices. Specifically, many children with CP require the use of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) to improve their walking ability, and modeling these devices is important to understand their role in walking mechanics...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982715/the-effect-of-footwear-adapted-with-a-multi-curved-rocker-sole-in-conjunction-with-knee-ankle-foot-orthoses-on-walking-in-poliomyelitis-subjects-a-pilot-study
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Ali Mojaver, Mokhtar Arazpour, Gholamreza Aminian, Monireh Ahmadi Bani, Mahmood Bahramizadeh, Guive Sharifi, Arash Sherafatvaziri
BACKGROUND: Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) are used by people with poliomyelitis to ambulate. Whist advances in orthotic knee joint designs for use in KAFOs such the provision of stance control capability have proven efficacy, little attention has been paid to shoe adaptations which may also improve gait. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the alteration to the kinematics and temporal-spatial parameters of gait caused by the use of heel-to-toe rocker-soled footwear when ambulating with KAFOs...
December 16, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965435/can-we-predict-the-outcome-for-people-with-patellofemoral-pain-a-systematic-review-on-prognostic-factors-and-treatment-effect-modifiers
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M Matthews, M S Rathleff, A Claus, T McPoil, R Nee, K Crossley, B Vicenzino
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a multifactorial and often persistent knee condition. One strategy to enhance patient outcomes is using clinically assessable patient characteristics to predict the outcome and match a specific treatment to an individual. AIM: A systematic review was conducted to determine which baseline patient characteristics were (1) associated with patient outcome (prognosis); or (2) modified patient outcome from a specific treatment (treatment effect modifiers)...
December 13, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965200/foot-orthoses-reduce-sports-injury-but-shock-absorbing-insoles-do-not-study-finds
#9
Susan Mayor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942156/the-effect-of-a-powered-ankle-foot-orthosis-on-walking-in-a-stroke-subject-a-case-study
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Ali Pourghasem, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Mohammad Taghi Karimi, Mohammad Kamali, Mohammad Jannesari, Iman Salafian
[Purpose] Standing and walking are impaired in stroke patients. Therefore, assisted devices are required to restore their walking abilities. The ankle foot orthosis with an external powered source is a new type of orthosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a powered ankle foot orthosis compared with unpowered orthoses in a stroke patient. [Subjects and Methods] A single stroke subject participated in this study. The subject was fitted with three types of ankle foot orthosis (powered, posterior leg spring, and carbon ankle foot orthoses)...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942123/the-effects-on-postural-control-and-low-back-pain-according-to-the-types-of-orthoses-in-chronic-low-back-pain-patients
#11
Jeong-Il Kang, Hye-Min Kwon, Dae-Keun Jeong, Hyun Choi, Young-Jun Moon, Jun-Su Park
[Purpose] This study investigated how types of lumbosacral orthoses applied to patients with chronic lumbar pain affect postural control and low back pain. [Subjects and Methods] Ten subjects were randomly selected and allocated to each a group wearing soft lumbosacral orthoses and a group wearing rigid lumbosacral orthoses. They wore the lumbosacral orthoses for 4 weeks. Pain index and postural control were measured on the first day of wearing lumbosacral orthoses and 4 weeks later. Pain index was evaluated using a visual analogue scale, and postural control was measured using a Balance measurement system...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939833/orthoses-for-osteoarthritis-a-narrative-review
#12
REVIEW
Johann Beaudreuil
Orthoses for osteoarthritis represent splints, taping, sleeves, unloading knee braces and insoles. This review of the effectiveness of these orthoses involved a search for articles published up to 2015 in MEDLINE via PubMed, with a focus on Osteoarthritis Research Society International, American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatology international recommendations. Evidence for splinting effectiveness in patients with thumb-base osteoarthritis is now provided. Splints for thumb-base osteoarthritis decrease pain and functional disability...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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