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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324949/muscle-synergy-analysis-in-transtibial-amputee-during-ramp-ascending-activity
#1
P Mehryar, M S Shourijeh, H F Maqbool, M Torabi, A A Dehghani-Sanij
In developed countries, the highest number of amputees are elderly with transtibial amputation. Walking on inclined surfaces is difficult for amputees due to loss of muscle volume and strength thereby transtibial amputees (TA) rely on the intact limb to maintain stability. The aim of this study was to use the concatenated non-negative matrix factorization (CNMF) technique to calculate muscle synergy components and compare the difference in muscle synergies and their associated activation profiles in the healthy and amputee groups during ramp ascending (RA) activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293984/hip-prosthesis-in-sitting-posture-for-bilateral-transfemoral-amputee-after-burn-injury-a-case-report
#2
Yukiyo Shimizu, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Takayuki Maezawa, Yuji Idei, Kazuya Takao, Ryoko Takeuchi, Shinzo Onishi, Yasushi Hada, Masashi Yamazaki, Yasuyoshi Wadano
BACKGROUND: To overcome the challenges of rehabilitation of bilateral transfemoral amputees, we developed a novel "hip prosthesis in the sitting posture." Case Description and Methods: A 64-year-old male bilateral transfemoral amputee was transferred for rehabilitation 4 months following a burn injury. His wounds remained unhealed for 20 months; thus, he was unable to participate in standing training with the standard prosthetic sockets. Hip prosthesis in the sitting posture has very little friction between the sockets and residual limbs, which facilitated our patient to begin standing and walking exercises...
December 1, 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287007/validation-of-the-virtual-elevation-field-test-method-when-assessing-the-aerodynamics-of-para-cyclists-with-a-uni-lateral-trans-tibial-amputation
#3
Bryce Dyer, B Xavier Disley
Lower-limb amputees typically require some form of prosthetic limb to ride a bicycle for recreation or when competing. At elite-level racing speeds, aerodynamic drag can represent the majority of the resistance acting against a cyclists' forward motion. As a result, the reduction of such resistance is beneficial to an amputee whereby the form and function of the prosthetic limb can be optimized through engineering. To measure the performance of such limbs, field testing provides a cost-effective and context-specific method of aerodynamic drag measurement...
March 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280845/-function-of-prosthesis-components-in-lower-limb-amputees-with-bone-anchored-percutaneous-implants-biomechanical-aspects
#4
S Blumentritt
BACKGROUND: Bone anchorage of an artificial limb has been proven to be an alternative intervention for amputees when prosthesis use is seriously reduced because of stump problems. Little is known about how prosthesis components interact with bone and joints and which potential the optimum use provides with respect to quality of treatment of leg amputees. OBJECTIVE: Does osseointegration influence the motor activity of residual limbs differently compared with socket prostheses? How should prosthesis components be aligned? What type of prosthetic knee joints should be preferred in transfemoral amputees? MATERIAL AND METHODS: Transfer of biomechanical knowledge of socket prosthetics to bone-anchored prostheses...
March 9, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275847/the-compress%C3%A2-transcutaneous-implant-for-rehabilitation-following-limb-amputation
#5
R L McGough, M A Goodman, R L Randall, J A Forsberg, B K Potter, B Lindsey
Amputation is an unfortunate outcome of a variety of orthopedic conditions. Many amputees can be functionally fitted with conventional suspension sockets. A substantial subset, however, fails this conventional treatment and is unable to function. In Europe, an alternative to socket-based prostheses has been available for 25 years. Patients there who are unable to functionally use socket-based prostheses have been offered the possibility for transcutaneous osseointegration. With this technology, the prosthetic limb can be rigidly attached to the residual bone, and the socket is eliminated, in many cases enabling improved function and patient satisfaction...
March 8, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269492/classification-of-non-weight-bearing-lower-limb-movements-towards-a-potential-treatment-for-phantom-limb-pain-based-on-myoelectric-pattern-recognition
#6
Eva Lendaro, Max Ortiz-Catalan
Research in myoelectric pattern recognition (MPR) for the prediction of motor volition has primarily focused on the upper limbs. Recent studies in the lower limbs have mainly concentrated on prosthetic control, while MPR for lower limb rehabilitation purposes has received little attention. In this work we investigated the viability of a MPR system for the prediction of four degrees of freedom controlled in a near natural or physiologically appropriate fashion. We explored three different electrode configurations for acquiring electromyographic (EMG) signals: two targeted (bipolar and monopolar) and one untargeted (electrodes equally spaced axially)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229193/osseointegrated-prostheses-for-rehabilitation-following-amputation-the-pioneering-swedish-model
#7
Yan Li, Rickard Brånemark
The direct attachment of osseointegrated (OI) prostheses to the skeleton avoids the inherent problems of socket suspension. It also provides physiological weight bearing, improved range of motion in the proximal joint, as well as osseoperceptive sensory feedback, enabling better control of the artificial limbs by amputees. The present article briefly reviews the pioneering efforts on extremity osseointegration surgeries in Sweden and the development of the OPRA (Osseointegrated Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees) program...
February 22, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227744/classification-of-non-weight-bearing-lower-limb-movements-towards-a-potential-treatment-for-phantom-limb-pain-based-on-myoelectric-pattern-recognition
#8
Eva Lendaro, Max Ortiz-Catalan, Eva Lendaro, Max Ortiz-Catalan, Max Ortiz-Catalan, Eva Lendaro
Research in myoelectric pattern recognition (MPR) for the prediction of motor volition has primarily focused on the upper limbs. Recent studies in the lower limbs have mainly concentrated on prosthetic control, while MPR for lower limb rehabilitation purposes has received little attention. In this work we investigated the viability of a MPR system for the prediction of four degrees of freedom controlled in a near natural or physiologically appropriate fashion. We explored three different electrode configurations for acquiring electromyographic (EMG) signals: two targeted (bipolar and monopolar) and one untargeted (electrodes equally spaced axially)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226831/muscle-synergy-analysis-in-transtibial-amputee-during-ramp-ascending-activity
#9
P Mehryar, M S Shourijeh, H F Maqbool, M Torabi, A A Dehghani-Sanij, P Mehryar, M S Shourijeh, H F Maqbool, M Torabi, A A Dehghani-Sanij, A A Dehghani-Sanij, M S Shourijeh, P Mehryar, M Torabi, H F Maqbool
In developed countries, the highest number of amputees are elderly with transtibial amputation. Walking on inclined surfaces is difficult for amputees due to loss of muscle volume and strength thereby transtibial amputees (TA) rely on the intact limb to maintain stability. The aim of this study was to use the concatenated non-negative matrix factorization (CNMF) technique to calculate muscle synergy components and compare the difference in muscle synergies and their associated activation profiles in the healthy and amputee groups during ramp ascending (RA) activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224229/structural-changes-in-the-thigh-muscles-following-trans-femoral-amputation
#10
C Putz, J Block, S Gantz, D W W Heitzmann, T Dreher, B Lehner, M Alimusaj, S I Wolf, S Müller
INTRODUCTION: Early ambulation is the principal objective in trans-femoral amputees. Postamputation modifications complicate the rehabilitation process due to a reduced control at the interface between stump and prosthesis. The aim of this study is to determine whether magnetic resonance imaging depicts the amount of fatty degeneration of the thigh muscles after trans-femoral amputation (TFA). METHODS: A total of 12 patients following a TFA on the basis of a bone neoplasm or metastasis with an evaluable postoperative MRI were identified...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214616/exploring-factors-influencing-low-back-pain-in-people-with-nondysvascular-lower-limb-amputation-a-national-survey
#11
Hemakumar Devan, Paul Hendrick, Leigh Hale, Allan Carman, Michael P Dillon, Daniel Cury Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a common musculoskeletal impairment in people with lower limb amputation. Given the multifactorial nature of LBP, exploring the factors influencing the presence and intensity of LBP is warranted. OBJECTIVE: To investigate which physical, personal, and amputee-specific factors predicted the presence and intensity of LBP in persons with nondysvascular transfemoral amputation (TFA) and transtibial amputation (TTA). DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional survey...
March 2, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183689/game-based-rehabilitation-for-myoelectric-prosthesis-control
#12
Cosima Prahm, Ivan Vujaklija, Fares Kayali, Peter Purgathofer, Oskar C Aszmann
BACKGROUND: A high number of upper extremity myoelectric prosthesis users abandon their devices due to difficulties in prosthesis control and lack of motivation to train in absence of a physiotherapist. Virtual training systems, in the form of video games, provide patients with an entertaining and intuitive method for improved muscle coordination and improved overall control. Complementary to established rehabilitation protocols, it is highly beneficial for this virtual training process to start even before receiving the final prosthesis, and to be continued at home for as long as needed...
February 9, 2017: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116273/primary-total-hip-replacement-for-a-femoral-neck-fracture-in-a-below-knee-amputee
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Karim Masmoudi, Hédi Rbai, Ayman Ben Fradj, Jecem Saâdena, Anouar Boughattas
INTRODUCTION: Femoral neck fracture on amputated limb is an uncommon lesion and challenging to manage. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a displaced neck fracture of the left femur in a 57-year-old female. She underwent at the age of the three a below-knee amputation of the ipsilateral limb for post traumatic ischemia. The fracture was managed by a total hip arthroplasty (THA), as a primary procedure. In this article we describe our experience of this unusual entity...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114026/a-real-time-gait-event-detection-for-lower-limb-prosthesis-control-and-evaluation
#14
Hafiz Farhan Maqbool, Muhammad Afif Bin Husman, Mohammed I Awad, Alireza Abouhossein, Nadeem Iqbal, Abbas A Dehghani-Sanij
Lower extremity amputees suffer from mobility limitations which will result in a degradation of their quality of life. Wearable sensors are frequently used to assess spatio-temporal, kinematic and kinetic parameters providing the means to establish an interactive control of the amputee-prosthesis-environment system. Gait events and the gait phase detection of an amputee's locomotion are vital for controlling lower limb prosthetic devices. The paper presents an approach to real-time gait event detection for lower limb amputees using a wireless gyroscope attached to the shank when performing level ground and ramp activities...
December 7, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113557/online-bimanual-manipulation-using-surface-electromyography-and-incremental-learning
#15
Ilaria Strazzulla, Markus Nowak, Marco Controzzi, Christian Cipriani, Claudio Castellini
The paradigm of simultaneous and proportional myocontrol of hand prostheses is gaining momentum in the rehabilitation robotics community. As opposed to the traditional surface electromyography classification schema, in simultaneous and proportional control the desired force/torque at each degree of freedom of the hand/wrist is predicted in real-time, giving to the individual a more natural experience, reducing the cognitive effort and improving his dexterity in daily-life activities. In this study we apply such an approach in a realistic manipulation scenario, using 10 non-linear incremental regression machines to predict the desired torques for each motor of two robotic hands...
March 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105954/the-amp-foot-3-new-generation-propulsive-prosthetic-feet-with-explosive-motion-characteristics-design-and-validation
#16
Pierre Cherelle, Victor Grosu, Manuel Cestari, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
The last decades, rehabilitation has become a challenging context for mechatronical engineering. From the state-of-the-art it is seen that the field of prosthetics offers very promising perspectives to roboticist. Today's prosthetic feet tend to improve amputee walking experience by delivering the necessary push-off forces while walking. Therefore, several new types of (compliant) actuators are developed in order to fulfill the torque and power requirements of a sound ankle-foot complex with minimized power consumption...
December 19, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094580/is-walking-symmetry-important-for-ambulatory-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Makamas Kumprou, Pipatana Amatachaya, Thanat Sooknuan, Thiwabhorn Thaweewannakij, Sugalya Amatachaya
PURPOSE: To assess and compare the levels of walking symmetry in ambulatory participants with spinal cord injury (SCI) who had different degrees of lesion severity, levels of walking ability, and fall history. In addition, the study explored the relationship between the levels of walking symmetry and variables related to the ability of well-controlled walking of the participants. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Sixty-six eligible participants were assessed and interviewed for levels of walking symmetry, walking speed, functional endurance, symmetrical lower limb support ability, balance control, and fall history over the last 6 months...
January 17, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070628/osseointegrated-prosthetic-limb-for-the-treatment-of-lower-limb-amputations-experience-and-outcomes
#18
Munjed Al Muderis, William Lu, Jiao Jiao Li
BACKGROUND: Osseointegration has emerged over the past two decades as a dramatically different approach for the treatment of lower limb amputations, which involves direct attachment of the prosthesis to the skeletal residuum. This approach can address many of the socket-interface issues associated with socket prostheses which represent the current standard of care for amputees. The Osseointegrated Prosthetic Limb (OPL) is an osseointegration implant with a new design and improved features compared to other available implant systems...
January 9, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068847/case-study-survey-of-patient-satisfaction-with-prosthesis-quality-and-design-among-below-knee-prosthetic-leg-socket-users
#19
Nurhanisah Mohd Hawari, Mohammad Jawaid, Paridah Md Tahir, Raja Ahmad Azmeer
The aim of this case study was to explore patient satisfaction with the quality of prosthetic leg sockets intended for persons with lower limb amputations. A qualitative study based on in-depth interviews, preceded by a questionnaire session, was carried out with patients from the Rehabilitation Center and Hospital in Malaysia. Twelve out-patient and in-patient amputees with lower limb amputations, specifically below-knee amputations, were chosen randomly. The analysis of patients' narratives aimed to identify the functional and esthetic characteristics of currently used prosthetic leg sockets and any problems related to them...
January 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067120/standing-balance-in-people-with-trans-tibial-amputation-due-to-vascular-causes-a-literature-review
#20
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
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