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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814045/across-user-adaptation-for-a-powered-lower-limb-prosthesis
#1
John A Spanias, Ann M Simon, Levi J Hargrove
Pattern recognition algorithms have been used to control powered lower limb prostheses because they are capable of identifying the intent of the amputee user and therefore can provide a method for seamlessly transitioning between the different locomotion modes of the prosthesis. However, one major limitation of current algorithms is that they require subject-specific data from the individual user. These data are difficult and time-consuming to collect and consequently these algorithms do not generalize well across users...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814020/piecewise-and-unified-phase-variables-in-the-control-of-a-powered-prosthetic-leg
#2
Dario J Villarreal, David Quintero, Robert D Gregg
Many control methods have been proposed for powered prosthetic legs, ranging from finite state machines that switch between discrete phases of gait to unified controllers that have a continuous sense of phase. In particular, recent work has shown that a mechanical phase variable can parameterize the entire gait cycle for controlling a prosthetic leg during steady rhythmic locomotion. However, the unified approach does not provide voluntary control over non-rhythmic motions like stepping forward and back. In this paper we present a phasing algorithm that uses the amputee's hip angle to control both rhythmic and non-rhythmic motion through two modes: 1) a piecewise (PW) function that provides users voluntary control over stance and swing in a piecewise manner, and 2) a unified function that continuously synchronizes the motion of the prosthetic leg with the amputee user at different walking speeds...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814001/design-of-an-energy-efficient-transfemoral-prosthesis-using-lockable-parallel-springs-and-electrical-energy-transfer
#3
Francois Heremans, Renaud Ronsse
Over the last decade, active lower-limb prostheses demonstrated their ability to restore a normal gait for transfemoral amputees by supplying the required positive energy balance [1]. However, the added-value of such devices is significantly impacted by their limited energetic autonomy preventing their full appropriation by the patients. There is thus a strong incentive to reduce the overall power consumption of active prostheses. Addressing this need requires to revisit the electromechanical design. For both the ankle and the knee, the present paper demonstrates that both the use of a lockable parallel spring and the transfer of electrical energy between joints can significantly improve the energetic performance for overground walking...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813983/modeling-and-control-of-a-transfemoral-prosthesis-embedding-two-infinitely-variable-transmissions
#4
Renaud Ronsse, Matthias Tummers, Christophe Everarts
In this paper, we report the model of an original actuation concept for a transfemoral prosthesis, relying on the combination of a single power motor, a compliant element (a spring), a mechanical differential, and two infinitely variable transmissions. It allows to manage the mechanical power flows through the device in both directions (i.e. when energy should be produced or dissipated by the knee and ankle), so that the power motor does not face the sharp load power fluctuations. The paper further reports a preliminary approach to synthesize a closed-loop controller for this device, and simulation results of this closed-loop behavior for three locomotion tasks: level-ground walking and stair ascent/descent...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813975/a-lightweight-robotic-ankle-prosthesis-with-non-backdrivable-cam-based-transmission
#5
Tommaso Lenzi, Marco Cempini, Jeremy Newkirk, Levi J Hargrove, Todd A Kuiken
Below-knee level amputation significantly impacts the ability of an individual to ambulate. Transtibial amputees are typically prescribed energetically passive ankle-foot prostheses that behave as a spring or controlled damper, and therefore cannot fully replace the function of the missing limb. More recently, fully-powered devices have been proposed to more closely match the power generation ability of intact limbs. However, these fully-powered devices are significantly heavier than passive devices, thus increasing the stress on the socket-residual limb interface...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810990/gait-and-functional-outcomes-for-young-active-males-with-traumatic-unilateral-transfemoral-limb-loss
#6
Caitlin E Mahon, Alison L Pruziner, Brad D Hendershot, Erik J Wolf, Benjamin J Darter, K Bo Foreman, Joseph B Webster
OBJECTIVE: Altered body structures that occur with the loss of a lower limb can impact mobility and quality of life. Specifically, biomechanical changes that result from wearing a prosthesis have been associated with an increased risk of falls or joint degeneration, as well as increased energy demands. While previous studies describing these outcomes are typically limited by number of outcome measures and/or small, diverse patient groups, recent military conflicts present a unique opportunity to collect outcomes from a relatively homogenous, active patient population with limb loss...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793979/outcome-of-prosthesis-matched-and-unmatched-patella-components-in-primary-and-revision-total-knee-replacement
#7
Peter L Lewis, Ai E Gamboa, David G Campbell, Michelle Lorimer
BACKGROUND: Although knee replacements have specifically designed patella prostheses that correspond to the geometry of their femoral components, a patella prosthesis that is unmatched to the femoral component may occasionally be inserted. In revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA), an originally resurfaced patella may be left, but the femoral component revised to one that does not match the patella. Few studies have compared the outcome of matched and unmatched patella components in TKA...
August 6, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772725/wear-distribution-detection-of-knee-joint-prostheses-by-means-of-3d-optical-scanners
#8
Saverio Affatato, Maria Cristina Valigi, Silvia Logozzo
The objective of this study was to examine total knee polyethylene inserts from in vitro simulation to evaluate and display-using a 3D optical scanner-wear patterns and wear rates of inserts exposed to wear by means of simulators. Various sets of tibial inserts have been reconstructed by using optical scanners. With this in mind, the wear behavior of fixed and mobile bearing polyethylene knee configurations was investigated using a knee wear joint simulator. After the completion of the wear test, the polyethylene menisci were analyzed by an innovative 3D optical scanners in order to evaluate the 3D wear distribution on the prosthesis surface...
March 30, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763712/crossover-study-of-amputee-stair-ascent-and-descent-biomechanics-using-genium-and-c-leg-prostheses-with-comparison-to-non-amputee-control
#9
Derek J Lura, Matthew W Wernke, Stephanie L Carey, Jason T Kahle, Rebecca M Miro, M Jason Highsmith
This study was a randomized crossover of stair ambulation of Transfemoral Amputees (TFAs) using the Genium and C-Leg prosthetic knees. TFAs typically have difficulty ascending and descending stairs, limiting community mobility. The objective of this study was to determine the relative efficacy of the Genium and C-Leg prostheses for stair ascent and descent, and their absolute efficacy relative to non-amputees. Twenty TFAs, and five non-amputees participated in the study. TFAs were randomized to begin the study with the Genium or C-Leg prosthesis...
July 25, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762503/mechanomyography-based-wearable-monitor-of-quasi-isometric-muscle-fatigue-for-motor-neural-prostheses
#10
Eddy Krueger, Lana Popović-Maneski, Percy Nohama
A motor neural prosthesis based on surface functional electrical stimulation (sFES) can restore functional movement (e.g., standing, walking) in patients with a spinal cord injury (SCI). sFES generates muscle contractions in antigravity muscles and allows balance-assisted standing. This induced standing has several benefits, such as improved cardiovascular function, decreased incidence of urinary infections, reduced joint contractures, and muscle atrophy. The duration of sFES assisted standing is limited due to the quick onset of muscle fatigue...
August 1, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757188/a-sex-specific-association-between-incident-radiographic-osteoarthritis-of-hip-or-knee-and-incident-peripheral-arterial-calcifications-8-year-prospective-data-from-cohort-hip-and-cohort-knee-check
#11
W P Gielis, P M J Welsing, W E van Spil, J Runhaar, H Weinans, P A de Jong
OBJECTIVES: There is sparse evidence for a relationship between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and osteoarthritis (OA). We investigated the association between incidence of arterial calcifications and incidence of radiographic knee and/or hip OA. DESIGN: We used baseline and 8-year follow-up data of Cohort Hip and Cohort Knee (CHECK). Knees and hips were either Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grade 0 or 1 at baseline. Arterial calcifications were scored on hip and knee radiographs using a four-grade scale...
July 28, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746219/clinical-outcomes-of-medial-collateral-ligament-injury-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
#12
Xiaomeng Wang, Huixin Liu, Pengkai Cao, Chang Liu, Zhenyue Dong, Jianchao Qi, Fei Wang
Intraoperative injury to the medial collateral ligament (MCL) during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a rare but severe complication. The main treatment methods are primary repair and revision with a more constrained implant; however, the clinical outcomes of primary reconstruction without a constrained implant have rarely been reported.A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the prevalence of iatrogenic injury to the MCL during primary TKA, and to report the clinical outcomes of MCL reconstruction without the use of a constrained device...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728303/-enhancing-soft-tissue-reattachment-with-artificial-mesh-in-joint-endoprosthetic-reconstruction-for-bone-tumors
#13
J S Lin, R Chen, W Yan, D D Chen
Objective: To investigate the operative method and clinical application of the BARD(®) Mesh in enhancing joint stability and function of endoprosthetic reconstruction for bone tumors. Methods: From Jan 2013 to Jun 2015, the clinical data of 51 patients aged (44.75±23.18) years underwent wide resection of tumor and endoprosthetic reconstruction using the BARD(®) Mesh were collected. Among them, 27 were male and 24 were female. The surgical treatments received by these patients included 5 shoulder arthroplasties, 12 elbow replacements, 12 hip replacements and 32 knee replacements (including 24 femoral tumors and 8 tibial tumors)...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726074/error-performances-of-a-model-based-biplane-fluoroscopic-system-for-tracking-knee-prosthesis-during-treadmill-gait-task
#14
Arnaud Barré, Kamiar Aminian
Roentgen stereophotogrammetry analysis technique allows an accurate measurement of knee joint prosthesis position and orientation using two X-ray images. Although this technique is used generally during static procedure, it is possible to use it with a biplane fluoroscopic system to measure the prosthesis kinematics during functional tasks (e.g., gait, squat, jump) performed in a laboratory environment. However, the performance of the system in terms of errors for the measurements and the model-based matching algorithm are not well known for dynamic tasks such as walking...
July 18, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724376/sonication-contribution-to-identifying-prosthetic-joint-infection-with-ralstonia-pickettii-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Rares Mircea Birlutiu, Mihai Dan Roman, Razvan Silviu Cismasiu, Sorin Radu Fleaca, Crina Maria Popa, Manuela Mihalache, Victoria Birlutiu
BACKGROUND: In the context of an increase number of primary and revision total hip and total knee arthroplasty performed yearly, an increased risk of complication is expected. Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains the most common and feared arthroplasty complication. Ralstonia pickettii is a Gram-negative bacterium, that has also been identified in biofilms. It remains an extremely rare cause of PJI. There is no report of an identification of R. pickettii on an extracted spacer loaded with antibiotic...
July 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719787/in-vivo-performance-of-a-novel-anatomically-shaped-total-meniscal-prosthesis-made-of-polycarbonate-urethane-a-12-month-evaluation-in-goats
#16
Anne C T Vrancken, Gerjon Hannink, Wojciech Madej, Nico Verdonschot, Tony G van Tienen, Pieter Buma
BACKGROUND: Injury or loss of the meniscus generally leads to degenerative osteoarthritic changes in the knee joint. However, the treatment options for symptomatic patients with total meniscectomy are limited. Therefore, we developed a novel, anatomically shaped, total meniscal implant made of polycarbonate urethane. PURPOSE: To evaluate the in vivo performance of this novel total meniscal implant. The assessment particularly focused on the implant's response to long-term physiological loading in a goat model and its chondroprotective capacity in comparison to clinically relevant controls...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715322/optimal-mixed-tracking-impedance-control-with-application-to-transfemoral-prostheses-with-energy-regeneration
#17
Gholamreza Khademi, Hanieh Mohammadi, Hanz Richter, Dan Simon
OBJECTIVE: We design an optimal passivity-based tracking / impedance control system for a robotic manipulator with energy regenerative electronics, where the manipulator has both actively and semi-actively controlled joints. The semi-active joints are driven by a regenerative actuator that includes an energy-storing element. METHOD: External forces can have a large influence on energy regeneration characteristics. Impedance control is used to impose a desired relationship between external forces and deviation from reference trajectories...
July 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715055/risk-of-surgical-site-infections-following-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-results-of-the-ischia-gisio-study
#18
A Agodi, F Auxilia, M Barchitta, M L Cristina, D D'Alessandro, I Mura, M Nobile, C Pasquarella, Gisio Gisio-SItI
BACKGROUND: Surgical Site Infection (SSI) is one of the major complications following insertion of hip or knee prosthesis. The aim of the present study was to describe rates of SSIs and associated risk factors during hip and knee prosthesis procedures in Italian hospitals. METHODS: Italian hospitals were invited to join the ISChIA (Surgical Site Infections in Arthroplasty Surgery) project and participated in the study on a voluntary basis. SSI surveillance was performed according to the Hospitals in Europe Link for Infection Control through Surveillance (HELICS) -SSI protocol...
September 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708301/quantification-of-interfacial-motions-following-primary-and-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-verification-study-versus-experimental-data
#19
Noel Conlisk, Colin R Howie, Pankaj Pankaj
Motion at the bone-implant interface, following primary or revision knee arthroplasty, can be detrimental to the long-term survival of the implant. This study employs experimentally verified computational models of the distal femur to characterize the relative motion at the bone-implant interface for three different implant types; a posterior stabilizing implant (PS), a total stabilizing implant (TS) with short stem (12 mm × 50 mm), and a total stabilizing implant (TS) with long offset stem (19 mm × 150 mm with a 4 mm lateral offset)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706395/salmonella-typhimurium-infection-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#20
Sujeesh Sebastian, Benu Dhawan, Rajesh Malhotra, Deepak Gautam, Arti Kapil
Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium is a rare cause of prosthetic joint infection (PJI). The recognized predisposing risk factors for Salmonella septic arthritis include diabetes mellitus, renal failure, human immunodeficiency virus infection and chronic corticosteroid use. We describe a case of PJI of the knee in a 74-year-old lady who was on antitubercular treatment. The patient presented with discharging sinus and raised inflammatory markers. She was successfully treated by the removal of prosthesis and debridement followed by ciprofloxacin therapy for 6 weeks...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
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