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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538382/a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials-assessing-effectiveness-of-prosthetic-and-orthotic-interventions
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Aoife Healy, Sybil Farmer, Anand Pandyan, Nachiappan Chockalingam
BACKGROUND: Assistive products are items which allow older people and people with disabilities to be able to live a healthy, productive and dignified life. It has been estimated that approximately 1.5% of the world's population need a prosthesis or orthosis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically identify and review the evidence from randomized controlled trials assessing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401368/three-dimensional-technologies-in-orthopedics
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Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos, Olga D Savvidou, Panagiotis Koutsouradis, George D Chloros, Ioanna K Bolia, Vasileios I Sakellariou, Vasileios A Kontogeorgakos, Ioannis I Mavrodontis, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Panos Diamantopoulos
New 3-dimensional digital technologies are revolutionizing orthopedic clinical practice, allowing structures of any complexity to be manufactured in just hours. Such technologies can make surgery for complex cases more precise, more cost-effective, and possibly easier to perform. Applications include pre-operative planning, surgical simulation, patient-specific instrumentation and implants, bioprinting, prosthetics, and orthotics. The basic principles of 3- dimensional technologies, including imaging, design, numerical simulation, and printing, and their current applications in orthopedics are reviewed...
January 1, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393805/development-of-shared-decision-making-resources-to-help-inform-difficult-healthcare-decisions-an-example-focused-on-dysvascular-partial-foot-and-transtibial-amputations
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Matthew Quigley, Michael P Dillon, Stefania Fatone
BACKGROUND: Shared decision making is a consultative process designed to encourage patient participation in decision making by providing accurate information about the treatment options and supporting deliberation with the clinicians about treatment options. The process can be supported by resources such as decision aids and discussion guides designed to inform and facilitate often difficult conversations. As this process increases in use, there is opportunity to raise awareness of shared decision making and the international standards used to guide the development of quality resources for use in areas of prosthetic/orthotic care...
February 1, 2018: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322812/adjustment-to-finger-amputation-and-silicone-finger-prosthesis-use
#4
Zala Kuret, Helena Burger, Gaj Vidmar, Tomaz Maver
PURPOSE: Finger amputations are the most common amputations of upper limbs. They influence hand function, general functioning and quality of life. One of the possibilities for rehabilitation after finger amputation is fitting a silicone finger prosthesis. We wanted to evaluate the adjustment to amputation and prosthesis use in patients after finger amputation. METHODS: We included 42 patients with partial or complete single or multiple finger amputation of one hand who visited the outpatient clinic for prosthetics and orthotics at our institute and received a silicone prosthesis...
January 11, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232751/-prosthetics-and-orthotics-prosthetic-fitting-in-lower-extremity-in-transfemoral-amputation
#5
Bernhard Greitemann
Modern prosthetic equipment often enables reintegration of patients with the amputation of a lower limb into their private life, their professional and social environment to a large extent. Provisioning of the lower extremity with artificial limbs aims at a life as normal as possible for the involved individual. The modules are selected in an interdisciplinary team. An optimal fitting of the socket, the correct static set-up, the appropriate fitting as well as cosmetic aspects are the essential basis for a sufficient provisioning...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211627/proprioceptive-flexible-fluidic-actuators-using-conductive-working-fluids
#6
Tim Helps, Jonathan Rossiter
Soft robotic systems generally require both soft actuators and soft sensors to perform complex functions. Separate actuators and sensors are often combined into one composite device when proprioception (self-sensing) is required. In this article, we introduce the concept of using a conductive liquid to perform both the sensing and actuation functions of a proprioceptive soft actuator. The working fluid drives actuator deformation while simultaneously acting as a strain-sensing component for detecting actuator deformation...
December 6, 2017: Soft Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942904/a-brief-historical-perspective-of-cancer-rehabilitation-and-contributions-from-the-national-institutes-of-health
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REVIEW
Lynn H Gerber, Bonnie Hodsdon, Leora Ellen Comis, Leighton Chan, John I Gallin, Charles L McGarvey
People who have cancer diagnoses often need care throughout their lives through all stages of their illness. These stages include diagnosis, primary treatment, survivorship, and end of life. The management of people with cancer, now a common and chronic illness with long-term survival improving, is complex, challenging, and rapidly changing. Rehabilitation for people with cancer diagnoses is a new specialty and is charged with providing care throughout the trajectory of illness and wellness to maximize potential for function and mitigate disability...
September 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905683/a-modified-walk-in-system-versus-scheduled-appointments-in-a-secondary-care-prosthetic-and-orthotic-clinic
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Gustav Jarl, Liselotte Hermansson
BACKGROUND: Waiting is common in health care, delays intervention, and has negative effects on satisfaction with services. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate effects of a modified walk-in system, where patients were invited consecutively from the waiting list to attend the clinic on a walk-in basis, on waiting times, services, and work environment. STUDY DESIGN: Parallel-group trial. METHODS: In all, 1286 consecutive patients in need of shoe insoles were randomized to waiting lists for modified walk-in ( n = 655) or a scheduled appointment ( n = 631)...
September 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905670/a-model-to-facilitate-implementation-of-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-into-prosthetics-and-orthotics
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Gustav Jarl, Nerrolyn Ramstrand
BACKGROUND: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health is a classification of human functioning and disability and is based on a biopsychosocial model of health. As such, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health seems suitable as a basis for constructing models defining the clinical P&O process. The aim was to use International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to facilitate development of such a model. Proposed model: A model, the Prosthetic and Orthotic Process (POP) model, is proposed...
September 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884616/effect-of-walking-in-footwear-with-varying-heel-sole-differentials-on-shank-and-foot-segment-kinematics
#10
Elaine Owen, Stefania Fatone, Andrew Hansen
BACKGROUND: When walking in footwear with a positive "heel sole differential", the sagittal kinematics of the base of the footwear appear to mimic normal barefoot foot kinematics, creating an "effective foot," yet sagittal shank, thigh, and trunk kinematics appear to remain unchanged. These observations have not been quantified. OBJECTIVES: To quantify these observations by assessing the effect of different heel sole differentials on sagittal shank and foot segment kinematics of able-bodied walking...
September 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831330/impact-of-traumatic-lower-extremity-injuries-beyond-acute-care-movement-based-considerations-for-resultant-longer-term-secondary-health-conditions
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REVIEW
Courtney M Butowicz, Christopher L Dearth, Brad D Hendershot
Significance: Advances in field-based trauma care, surgical techniques, and protective equipment have collectively facilitated the survival of a historically large number of service members (SMs) following combat trauma, although many sustained significant composite tissue injuries to the extremities, including limb loss (LL) and limb salvage (LS). Beyond the acute surgical and rehabilitative efforts that focus primarily on wound care and restoring mobility, traumatic LL and LS are associated with several debilitating longer term secondary health conditions (e...
August 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718357/the-influence-of-staff-training-and-education-on-prosthetic-and-orthotic-service-quality-a-scoping-review
#12
Saeed Forghany, Ebrahim Sadeghi-Demneh, Ursula Trinler, Pornsuree Onmanee, Michael P Dillon, Richard Baker
BACKGROUND: Education and training in prosthetics and orthotics typically comply with International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics standards based on three categories of prosthetic and orthotic professionals. OBJECTIVE: This scoping study sought to describe the evidence base available to answer the question, How are prosthetic and orthotic services influenced by the training of staff providing them? STUDY DESIGN: Scoping review. METHODS: A structured search of the peer-reviewed literature catalogued in major electronic databases yielded 3039 papers...
July 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631506/the-influence-of-standards-and-clinical-guidelines-on-prosthetic-and-orthotic-service-quality-a-scoping-review
#13
Ebrahim Sadeghi-Demneh, Saeed Forghany, Pornsuree Onmanee, Ursula Trinler, Michael P Dillon, Richard Baker
OBJECTIVES: Standards and guidelines are an integral part of prosthetic and orthotic service delivery in the developed world underpinned by an assumption that they lead to improved services. Implementing them has a cost, however, and that cost needs to be justified, particularly in resource-limited environments. This scoping review thus asks the question, "What is the evidence of the impact of standards and guidelines on service delivery outcomes in prosthetics and orthotics?" MATERIALS AND METHODS: A structured search of three electronic databases (Medline, Scopus and Web of Science) followed by manual searching of title, abstract and full text, yielded 29 articles...
June 20, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545613/self-efficacy-in-prosthetics-orthotics-students-who-did-and-did-not-participate-in-short-term-study-abroad-programs-preliminary-results
#14
Goeran Fiedler, Uta Kremer
It is conventional knowledge that travel is educational and that a study stay in a foreign country contributes to a student's personality formation and well-roundedness. The benefit of such experiences on attitudes that shape professional aptitude and career success may, however, be debated. It could be argued that exposure to experiences that are irrelevant to a student's chosen profession may have no sizeable impact - thus not justifying the invested time and money - or, in an extreme case, may even be detrimental to career success if the wrong conclusions are drawn...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487620/kinematics-of-the-normal-knee-during-dynamic-activities-a-synthesis-of-data-from-intracortical-pins-and-biplane-imaging
#15
Xavier Gasparutto, Florent Moissenet, Yoann Lafon, Laurence Chèze, Raphaël Dumas
Few studies have provided in vivo tibiofemoral kinematics of the normal knee during dynamic weight-bearing activities. Indeed, gold standard measurement methods (i.e., intracortical pins and biplane imaging) raise ethical and experimental issues. Moreover, the conventions used for the processing of the kinematics show large inconsistencies. This study aims at synthesising the tibiofemoral kinematics measured with gold standard measurement methods. Published kinematic data were transformed in the standard recommended by the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), and a clustering method was applied to investigate whether the couplings between the degrees of freedom (DoFs) are consistent among the different activities and measurement methods...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324977/a-novel-method-to-assess-angle-sensor-performance-for-wearable-exoskeletal-joint-kinematics
#16
Nicholas B Bolus, Geza F Kogler, Omer T Inan
Full range of motion (ROM) at a joint is necessary for efficient and adaptive movement; as such, it is an essential clinical evaluation measure for assessing an individual's motor function, which can be affected by any number of musculoskeletal injuries and neuropathies. Measurement of joint ROM in the clinic has classically been accomplished statically through the use of a manual goniometer. More recent efforts in the fields of prosthetics and orthotics have demonstrated the potential utility of wearable systems (e...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227176/a-novel-method-to-assess-angle-sensor-performance-for-wearable-exoskeletal-joint-kinematics
#17
Nicholas B Bolus, Geza F Kogler, Omer T Inan, Nicholas B Bolus, Geza F Kogler, Omer T Inan, Geza F Kogler, Omer T Inan, Nicholas B Bolus
Full range of motion (ROM) at a joint is necessary for efficient and adaptive movement; as such, it is an essential clinical evaluation measure for assessing an individual's motor function, which can be affected by any number of musculoskeletal injuries and neuropathies. Measurement of joint ROM in the clinic has classically been accomplished statically through the use of a manual goniometer. More recent efforts in the fields of prosthetics and orthotics have demonstrated the potential utility of wearable systems (e...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179609/physical-and-environmental-hazards-in-the-prosthetics-and-orthotics-workshop-a-pilot-study
#18
Sarah Anderson, Rwth Stuckey, Diana Poole, Jodi Oakman
Prosthetists and Orthotists (P&O) are exposed to physical hazards within the workshop environment. Concern regarding these exposures has been expressed by P&Os; however, little research has been undertaken. Exposures to noise and volatile organic compounds in amounts larger than statutorily allowed can have adverse short and long term consequences on people's health. To identify and quantify hazardous noise and chemical exposures in a typical P&O workplace. Noise and volatile organic compound testing was undertaken in 2011 and 2013...
June 8, 2017: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143549/patients-satisfaction-with-lower-limb-prosthetic-and-orthotic-devices-and-service-delivery-in-sierra-leone-and-malawi
#19
Lina Magnusson, Gerd Ahlström
BACKGROUND: People with disabilities have the right to personal mobility and available and affordable assistive technology, according to the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The aims were to investigate similarities and differences between Sierra Leone and Malawi concerning participants' mobility and satisfaction with their lower-limb prosthetic or orthotic device and related service delivery, and to identify variables associated with patients' satisfaction with assistive devices and associated services in the entire study group from these two low-income countries...
February 1, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140419/rehabilitation-the-health-strategy-of-the-21st-century
#20
Gerold Stucki, Jerome Bickenbach, Christoph Gutenbrunner, John Melvin
There is strong evidence that population ageing and the epidemiological transition to a higher incidence of chronic, non-communicable diseases will continue to profoundly impact societies worldwide, putting more pressure on healthcare systems to respond to the needs of the people they serve. These trends argue for the need to address what matters to people about their health: limitations in their functioning that affect their day-to-day actions and goals in life. From its inception, rehabilitation, 1 of the 4 health strategies identified in the Declaration of Alma Ata in 1978, has had functioning as its outcome of interest...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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