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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904631/do-research-papers-provide-enough-information-on-design-and-material-used-in-ankle-foot-orthoses-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
#1
N Eddison, M Mulholland, N Chockalingam
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to determine how many of the current peer-reviewed studies of ankle foot or-thoses (AFOs) on children with cerebral palsy (CP) have included adequate details of the design and material of the AFO, to enable the study to be reproduced and outcomes clearly understood. METHODS: A thorough search of studies published in English was conducted in March 2015, with no restriction on dates, within all major databases using relevant phrases...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894132/testing-gait-with-ankle-foot-orthoses-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-by-using-functional-mixed-effects-analysis-of-variance
#2
Bairu Zhang, Richard Twycross-Lewis, Heiko Großmann, Dylan Morrissey
Existing statistical methods extract insufficient information from 3-dimensional gait data, rendering clinical interpretation of impaired movement patterns sub-optimal. We propose an alternative approach based on functional data analysis that may be worthy of exploration. We apply this to gait data analysis using repeated-measurements data from children with cerebral palsy who had been prescribed fixed ankle-foot orthoses as an example. We analyze entire gait curves by means of a new functional F test with comparison to multiple pointwise F tests and also to the traditional method - univariate repeated-measurements analysis of variance of joint angle minima and maxima...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877943/systematic-review-of-the-evidence-on-orthotic-devices-for-the-management-of-knee-instability-related-to-neuromuscular-and-central-nervous-system-disorders
#3
Catriona McDaid, Debra Fayter, Alison Booth, Joanne O'Connor, Rocio Rodriguez-Lopez, Dorothy McCaughan, Roy Bowers, Cynthia P Iglesias, Simon Lalor, Rory J O'Connor, Margaret Phillips, Gita Ramdharry
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of orthotic devices for the management of instability of the knee in adults with a neuromuscular disorder or central nervous system disorder. DESIGN: A systematic review of primary studies. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with a neuromuscular disorder or central nervous system disorder and impaired walking ability due to instability of the knee. INTERVENTIONS: Orthoses with the clinical aim of controlling knee instability, for example, knee-ankle-foot orthoses, ankle-foot orthoses and knee orthoses or mixed design with no restrictions in design or material...
September 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867667/long-term-effects-of-orthoses-use-on-the-changes-of-foot-and-ankle-joint-motions-of-spastic-cp-children
#4
Xue-Cheng Liu, David Embrey, Channing Tassone, Kim Zvara, Brenna Brandsma, Roger Lyon, Karin Goodfriend, Sergey Tarima, John Thometz
BACKGROUND: Orthoses are commonly prescribed to children with cerebral palsy (CP) in order to provide foot correction and to improve ambulatory function. Immediate effects of ankle foot orthosis (AFOs) have been investigated, but long term kinematic effects are lacking clinical evidence. OBJECTIVE: To determine changes in pediatric patients with Cerebral Palsy's 3D ankle and foot segment motion between initial, and follow up visits (18 month average time differences) in both barefoot gait and gait with their ankle foot orthotic (AFO)...
August 31, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856945/bespoke-versus-off-the-shelf-ankle-foot-orthosis-for-people-with-stroke-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Sarah F Tyson, Andy Vail, Nessa Thomas, Kate Woodward-Nutt, Sarah Plant, Pippa J Tyrrell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare the effect of two designs of ankle-foot orthosis on people with stroke. DESIGN: The study design was an assessor-blind, multicentre randomized controlled trial. SETTING: The setting was community stroke services. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 139 community-dwelling stroke survivors with limited mobility were recruited. INTERVENTIONS: The two most commonly used types of ankle-foot orthosis (bespoke and off-the-shelf) were chosen...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844333/foot-exercises-and-foot-orthoses-are-more-effective-than-knee-focused-exercises-in-individuals-with-patellofemoral-pain
#6
Carsten M Mølgaard, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Jane Andreasen, Marianne Christensen, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Ole Simonsen, Søren Kaalund
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of knee targeted exercises compared to knee targeted exercises combined with foot targeted exercises and foot orthoses in patients with patellofemoral pain. DESIGN: Forty adult individuals (28 women, 12 men) diagnosed with patellofemoral pain and screened for excessive calcaneal eversion were randomized to knee targeted exercises or knee targeted exercises combined with foot targeted exercise and orthoses. METHODS: The knee targeted exercises were prescribed during three supervised consultations...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842109/treatment-of-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome-with-radial-soundwave-therapy-in-elite-athletes-current-evidence-report-on-two-cases-and%C3%A2-proposed-treatment-regimen
#7
Amol Saxena, Brian Fullem, Ludger Gerdesmeyer
Two case reports of high-level athletes with medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), 1 an Olympian with an actual stress fracture, are presented. Successful treatment included radial soundwave therapy, pneumatic leg braces, relative rest using an antigravity treadmill, and temporary foot orthoses. Radial soundwave therapy has a high level of evidence for treatment of MTSS. We also present recent evidence of the value of vitamin D assessment. Both patients had a successful outcome with minimal downtime. Finally, a suggested treatment regimen for MTSS is presented...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817701/effect-of-exoskeletal-joint-constraint-and-passive-resistance-on-metabolic-energy-expenditure-implications-for-walking-in-paraplegia
#8
Sarah R Chang, Rudi Kobetic, Ronald J Triolo
An important consideration in the design of a practical system to restore walking in individuals with spinal cord injury is to minimize metabolic energy demand on the user. In this study, the effects of exoskeletal constraints on metabolic energy expenditure were evaluated in able-bodied volunteers to gain insight into the demands of walking with a hybrid neuroprosthesis after paralysis. The exoskeleton had a hydraulic mechanism to reciprocally couple hip flexion and extension, unlocked hydraulic stance controlled knee mechanisms, and ankles fixed at neutral by ankle-foot orthoses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813832/design-and-experimental-evaluation-of-a-lightweight-high-torque-and-compliant-actuator-for-an-active-ankle-foot-orthosis
#9
Marta Moltedo, Tomislav Bacek, Kevin Langlois, Karen Junius, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
The human ankle joint plays a crucial role during walking. At the push-off phase the ankle plantarflexors generate the highest torque among the lower limb joints during this activity. The potential of the ankle plantarflexors is affected by numerous pathologies and injuries, which cause a decrease in the ability of the subject to achieve a natural gait pattern. Active orthoses have shown to have potential in assisting these subjects. The design of such robots is very challenging due to the contrasting design requirements of wearability (light weight and compact) and high torques capacity...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767173/prevalence-presentation-and-treatment-of-lower-limb-pathologies-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-narrative-review
#10
REVIEW
Antoni Fellas, Fiona Hawke, Derek Santos, Andrea Coda
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory joint disease. It is the most common arthritis in children and adolescents. This paper reviews the presentation and treatment of lower limb pathologies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis from an allied health perspective. Common lower limb pathologies include: synovitis causing swelling, tenderness and pain; persistent inflammation leading to flexion contractures; limb length discrepancies; muscle atrophy; enthesopathies such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis; and tenosynovitis...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747517/a-soft-robotic-exosuit-improves-walking-in-patients-after-stroke
#11
Louis N Awad, Jaehyun Bae, Kathleen O'Donnell, Stefano M M De Rossi, Kathryn Hendron, Lizeth H Sloot, Pawel Kudzia, Stephen Allen, Kenneth G Holt, Terry D Ellis, Conor J Walsh
Stroke-induced hemiparetic gait is characteristically slow and metabolically expensive. Passive assistive devices such as ankle-foot orthoses are often prescribed to increase function and independence after stroke; however, walking remains highly impaired despite-and perhaps because of-their use. We sought to determine whether a soft wearable robot (exosuit) designed to supplement the paretic limb's residual ability to generate both forward propulsion and ground clearance could facilitate more normal walking after stroke...
July 26, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742605/predictors-of-the-biomechanical-effects-of-customized-foot-orthoses-in-adults-with-flat-arched-feet
#12
John B Arnold, Thomas May, Christopher Bishop
OBJECTIVE: To determine the potential presence and characteristics of biomechanical responders to customized foot orthoses during walking in adults with flat-arched feet. DESIGN: Experimental, repeated-measures. SETTING: University clinic and laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Eighteen symptom-free adults with flat-arched feet. INTERVENTIONS: Customized foot orthoses. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: In-shoe foot biomechanics were measured during walking with and without customized foot orthoses using 3D analysis...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738165/physical-and-mechanical-therapies-for-lower-limb-problems-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#13
Antoni Fellas, Andrea Coda, Fiona Hawke
BACKGROUND: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory joint disease and is the most common arthritis affecting children under 16 years of age. Children with JIA commonly experience lower limb dysfunction and disability. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the effectiveness of physical and mechanical therapies for lower limb problems JIA. METHODS: Randomised control trials (RCT) of physical and mechanical interventions for lower limb problems in children with JIA were included...
July 24, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736326/tone-inhibiting-insoles-enhance-the-reciprocal-inhibition-of-ankle-plantarflexors-of-subjects-with-hemiparesis-after-stroke-an-electromyographic-study
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Nobushige Takahashi, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Osamu Takahashi, Ryosuke Ushijima, Rie Umebayashi, Junji Nishikawa, Yasutomo Okajima
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common sequela of upper motor neuron pathology, such as cerebrovascular diseases and cerebral palsy. Intervention for spasticity of the ankle plantarflexors in physical therapy may include tone-inhibiting casting and/or orthoses for the ankle and foot. However, the physiological mechanism of tone reduction by such orthoses remains unclarified. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the electrophysiologic effects of tone-inhibiting insoles in stroke subjects with hemiparesis by measuring changes in reciprocal Ia inhibition (RI) in the ankle plantarflexor...
July 20, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713039/efficacy-of-ankle-foot-orthoses-types-on-walking-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Atefeh Aboutorabi, Mokhtar Arazpour, Monireh Ahmadi Bani, Hassan Saeedi, John S Head
BACKGROUND: Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are orthotic devices that can be used to normalize the walking pattern of children with cerebral palsy (CP). One of the aims of orthotic management is to produce a more normal gait pattern by positioning joints in the proper position to reduce pathological reflex or spasticity. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of the literature and establish the effect of treatment with various types of AFOs on gait patterns of children with CP...
July 13, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704464/simulated-impacts-of-ankle-foot-orthoses-on-muscle-demand-and-recruitment-in-typically-developing-children-and-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-crouch-gait
#16
Michael Rosenberg, Katherine M Steele
Passive ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are often prescribed for children with cerebral palsy (CP) to assist locomotion, but predicting how specific device designs will impact energetic demand during gait remains challenging. Powered AFOs have been shown to reduce energy costs of walking in unimpaired adults more than passive AFOs, but have not been tested in children with CP. The goal of this study was to investigate the potential impact of powered and passive AFOs on muscle demand and recruitment in children with CP and crouch gait...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701161/podiatry-intervention-versus-usual-care-to-prevent-falls-in-care-homes-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-the-pirfect-study
#17
Gavin Wylie, Hylton B Menz, Sarah McFarlane, Simon Ogston, Frank Sullivan, Brian Williams, Zoe Young, Jacqui Morris
BACKGROUND: Common foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. There is evidence that podiatry can prevent falls in community-dwelling populations. The feasibility of implementing a podiatry intervention and trial in the care home population is unknown. To inform a potential future definitive trial, we performed a pilot randomised controlled trial to assess: (i) the feasibility of a trial of a podiatry intervention to reduce care home falls, and (ii) the potential direction and magnitude of the effect of the intervention in terms of number of falls in care home residents...
July 12, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693377/effect-of-floor-reaction-ankle-foot-orthosis-on-crouch-gait-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy-what-can-be-expected
#18
Harald Böhm, Hösl Matthias, Frank Braatz, Leonhard Döderlein
BACKGROUND: Floor reaction ankle-foot orthoses are commonly prescribed to improve knee extension of children with cerebral palsy having crouch gait. Their effectiveness is debated. Therefore, the objective of this study is to optimize current prescription criteria for the improvement of crouch gait. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional interventional study. METHODS: A total of 22 patients with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy, between 6 and 17 years, Gross Motor Function Classification System II-IV participated in this study...
July 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652829/patellofemoral-pain-in-athletes
#19
REVIEW
Wolf Petersen, Ingo Rembitzki, Christian Liebau
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a frequent cause of anterior knee pain in athletes, which affects patients with and without structural patellofemoral joint (PFJ) damage. Most younger patients do not have any structural changes to the PFJ, such as an increased Q angle and a cartilage damage. This clinical entity is known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Older patients usually present with signs of patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PFOA). A key factor in PFPS development is dynamic valgus of the lower extremity, which leads to lateral patellar maltracking...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639519/knee-joint-kinetics-in-response-to-multiple-three-dimensional-printed-customised-foot-orthoses-for-the-treatment-of-medial-compartment-knee-osteoarthritis
#20
Richard Allan, James Woodburn, Scott Telfer, Mandy Abbott, Martijn Pm Steultjens
The knee adduction moment is consistently used as a surrogate measure of medial compartment loading. Foot orthoses are designed to reduce knee adduction moment via lateral wedging. The 'dose' of wedging required to optimally unload the affected compartment is unknown and variable between individuals. This study explores a personalised approach via three-dimensional printed foot orthotics to assess the biomechanical response when two design variables are altered: orthotic length and lateral wedging. Foot orthoses were created for 10 individuals with symptomatic medial knee osteoarthritis and 10 controls...
June 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
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