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Literature Update October 2011
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This regular e-update is provided by the Academy to raise awareness of current research in orthotics and prosthetics outside of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO).

Search terms used were "orthotic devices" and "artificial limbs"
for the period of September – October 2011.
Results were edited for clinical relevance.

The full text of this article is
available for free.

The feature article is a randomized controlled study evaluating balance in patients with unilateral transtibial amputations secondary to peripheral artery disease (PVD). The authors used a stabilometer to collect data on center of pressure and load distribution in 10 skilled prosthetics users (SPU) and 18 first-fitted amputees (FFA) to assess single- and double-limb support. In static double-limb support, the FFA group had a 69.7 percent greater radius of the circle than the SPU group. The radius of the circle in single- and double-limb support was almost identical (1.6 percent difference) within the FFA group, whereas the SPU group showed significant difference between double-limb support and single-limb (non-affected leg) support. The load distribution was significantly larger in the FFA versus the SPU group. The findings may indicate that patients with amputations secondary to PVD develop a balance and weight distribution strategy prior to surgery, which allows for improved single-limb support. This strategy differs from that seen in the traumatic amputee population and should be taken into consideration during initial gait training.

The individual article format and availability
(either full text or abstract form) is at the discretion of the article's respective publisher.

Lateral Wedge Insoles for Medial Knee Osteoarthritis: 12 Month Randomized Controlled Trial
(free full text)
Bennell KL, Bowles KA, Payne C, Cicuttini F, Williamson E, Forbes A, Hanna F, Davies-Tuck M, Harris A, Hinman RS.
BMJ. 2011 May 18;342:d2912. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2912.
PMID: 21593096 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of Elastic Bandaging and Prosthesis on the Decrease in Stump Volume
(free full text)
Alsancak S, Köse SK, Altinkaynak H.
Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2011;45(1):14-22. doi: 10.3944/AOTT.2011.2365.
PMID: 21478658 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of Prosthetic Design on Center of Pressure Excursion in Partial Foot Prostheses
(free full text)
Dillon MP, Fatone S, Hansen AH.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(2):161-78.
PMID: 21480090 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Adaptation to Altered Balance Conditions in Unilateral Amputees Due to Atherosclerosis: A Randomized Controlled Study
(free full text)
Mayer A, Tihanyi J, Bretz K, Csende Z, Bretz E, Horváth M.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 May 27;12:118.
PMID: 21619618 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Design of Manikin for Testing of Residual-Limb Shape-Capture Method: Technical Note
(free full text)
McGarry A, McHugh B, Duers J, Buis AW.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(3):245-52.
PMID: 21480099 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Electromyogram-Based Neural Network Control of Transhumeral Prostheses
(free full text)
Pulliam CL, Lambrecht JM, Kirsch RF.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(6):739-54.
PMID: 21938659 [PubMed - in process]

Towards Design of a Stumble Detection System for Artificial Legs
(free full text)
Zhang F, D'Andrea S, Nunnery M, Kay S, Huang H.
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2011 Aug 18. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21859635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Determination of the Design Specifications of a Powered Humeral Rotator for a Myoelectric Prosthesis
(abstract only)
Troncossi M, Caminati R, Parenti-Castelli V.
Proc Inst Mech Eng H. 2011 May;225(5):487-98.
PMID: 21755778 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Epidemiology and Outcomes of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture with Operative or Nonoperative Treatment Using an Identical Functional Bracing Protocol
(abstract only)
Gwynne-Jones DP, Sims M, Handcock D.
Foot Ankle Int. 2011 Apr;32(4):337-43.
PMID: 21733434 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Tibial Hemimelia with Separate Soft-Tissue Cover of the Tibia and Fibula
(abstract only)
Mirzatolooei F.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Jul;93(7):990-1.
PMID: 21705577 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Immobilization of the Knee and Ankle and its Impact on Drivers' Braking Times: A Driving Simulator Study
(abstract only)
Waton A, Kakwani R, Cooke NJ, Litchfield D, Kok D, Middleton H, Irwin L.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Jul;93(7):928-31.
PMID: 21705565 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Scheuermann's Kyphosis; Current Controversies
(abstract only)
Tsirikos AI, Jain AK.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Jul;93(7):857-64. Review.
PMID: 21705553 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
(abstract only)
Ringdahl E, Pandit S.
Am Fam Physician. 2011 Jun 1;83(11):1287-92.
PMID: 21661710 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Management of Sagittal Synostosis Using Endoscopic Suturectomy and Postoperative Helmet Therapy
(abstract only)
Ridgway EB, Berry-Candelario J, Grondin RT, Rogers GF, Proctor MR.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jun;7(6):620-6.
PMID: 21631199 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effectiveness of Insoles in Treating Medial Osteoarthritis of the Knee
(no abstract available)
Bierma-Zeinstra SM.
BMJ. 2011 May 18;342:d2860. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d2860.
PMID: 21763519 [PubMed - in process]

Comparison of Tracheal Intubation with the Airway Scope or Clarus Video System in Patients with Cervical Collars
(abstract only)
Kim JK, Kim JA, Kim CS, Ahn HJ, Yang MK, Choi SJ.
Anaesthesia. 2011 Aug;66(8):694-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2011.06762.x. Epub 2011 May 13.
PMID: 21564045 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Clarification of Content. Re: Highsmith MJ, Kahle JT, Bongiorni DR, Sutton BS, Groer S and Kaufman KR. Safety, Energy Efficiency, and Cost Efficacy of the C-Leg for Transfemoral Amputees: A Review of the Literature. Prosthet Orthot Int 2010; 34(4):362-377
(no abstract available)
Highsmith MJ, Kahle JT, Bongiorni DR, Sutton BS, Groer S, Kaufman KR.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar;35(1):113.
PMID: 21515897 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Factors Affecting Quality of Life in Lower Limb Amputees
(abstract only)
Sinha R, van den Heuvel WJ, Arokiasamy P.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar;35(1):90-6.
PMID: 21515894 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Central Fabrication: Carved Positive Assessment
(abstract only)
Sanders JE, Severance MR, Myers TR, Ciol MA.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar;35(1):81-9.
PMID: 21515893 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Modular Socket System Versus Traditionally Laminated Socket: A Cost Analysis
(abstract only)
Normann E, Olsson A, Brodtkorb TH.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar;35(1):76-80.
PMID: 21515892 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Twenty-One Months' Experience with the PF-Modified CIR Casting System for Trans-Tibial Prostheses
(abstract only)
Jivacate T, Devakula ML, Tipaya B, Yesuwarn T.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar;35(1):70-5.
PMID: 21515891 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Development of a Method for Fabricating Polypropylene Non-Articulated Dorsiflexion Assist Ankle Foot Orthoses with Predetermined Stiffness
(abstract only)
Ramsey JA.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar;35(1):54-69.
PMID: 21515890 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Weight Transfer Analysis in Adults with Hemiplegia Using Ankle Foot Orthosis
(abstract only)
Nolan KJ, Yarossi M.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar;35(1):45-53.
PMID: 21515889 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Stance Control Orthosis Trial in Patients with Inclusion Body Myositis
(abstract only)
Bernhardt K, Oh T, Kaufman K.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar;35(1):39-44.
PMID: 21515888 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Factors Influencing Evidence-Based Practice in Prosthetics and Orthotics
(abstract only)
Andrysek J, Christensen J, Dupuis A.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar;35(1):30-8.
PMID: 21515887 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Motion-Analysis Studies of Transtibial Prosthesis Users: A Systematic Review
(abstract only)
Rusaw D, Ramstrand N.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Mar;35(1):8-19.
PMID: 21515885 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Speed Adaptation in a Powered Transtibial Prosthesis Controlled with a Neuromuscular Model
(abstract only)
Markowitz J, Krishnaswamy P, Eilenberg MF, Endo K, Barnhart C, Herr H.
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2011 May 27;366(1570):1621-31.
PMID: 21502131 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Effect of Bracing on Varus Gonarthrosis
(no abstract available)
No authors listed
Orthopedics. 2011 Apr;34(4):300-1. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20110228-19.
PMID: 21469618 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Factors Affecting Curve Flexibility in Skeletally Immature and Mature Idiopathic Scoliosis
(abstract only)
Chen ZQ, Zhao YF, Bai YS, Liu KP, He SS, Wang CF, Zhang JT, Li M.
J Orthop Sci. 2011 Mar;16(2):133-8. Epub 2011 Mar 10.
PMID: 21452083 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Outcome of Nonoperative vs Operative Treatment of Humeral Shaft Fractures: A Retrospective Study of 213 Patients
(no abstract available)
Sarmiento A.
Orthopedics. 2011 Mar;34(3):159; author reply 159. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20101221-01.
PMID: 21410095 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Beyond the Classic Correction System: A Numerical Nonrigid Approach to the Scoliosis Brace
(abstract only)
Berteau JP, Pithioux M, Mesure S, Bollini G, Chabrand P.
Spine J. 2011 May;11(5):424-31. Epub 2011 Mar 12.
PMID: 21402500 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Real-Time Control of a Prosthetic Hand Using Human Electrocorticography Signals
(abstract only—article in Hebrew)
Yanagisawa T, Hirata M, Saitoh Y, Goto T, Kishima H, Fukuma R, Yokoi H, Kamitani Y, Yoshimine T.
J Neurosurg. 2011 Jun;114(6):1715-22. Epub 2011 Feb 11.
PMID: 21314273 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients with Curves More Than 45 Cobb Degrees Refusing Surgery Can be Effectively Treated through Bracing with Curve Improvements
(abstract only)
Negrini S, Negrini F, Fusco C, Zaina F.
Spine J. 2011 May;11(5):369-80. Epub 2011 Feb 2.
PMID: 21292562 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluation of a Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis in Hemiplegic Gait: A Case Report
(abstract only)
Nolan KJ, Savalia KK, Yarossi M, Elovic EP.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2010;27(4):343-50.
PMID: 21160124 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Effects of Prosthetic Ankle Dorsiflexion and Energy Return on Below-Knee Amputee Leg Loading
(abstract only)
Ventura JD, Klute GK, Neptune RR.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2011 Mar;26(3):298-303. Epub 2010 Nov 18.
PMID: 21093131 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effectiveness of an External Ankle Brace in Reducing Parachuting-Related Ankle Injuries
(abstract only)
Luippold RS, Sulsky SI, Amoroso PJ.
Inj Prev. 2011 Feb;17(1):58-61. Epub 2010 Nov 11.
PMID: 21071767 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A Systematic Literature Review of Quality of Life in Lower Limb Amputees
(abstract only)
Sinha R, Van Den Heuvel WJ.
Disabil Rehabil. 2011;33(11):883-99. Epub 2010 Sep 9.
PMID: 20825359 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Design of a Robust EMG Sensing Interface for Pattern Classification
(abstract only)
Huang H, Zhang F, Sun YL, He H.
J Neural Eng. 2010 Oct;7(5):056005. Epub 2010 Sep 1.
PMID: 20811091 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Satisfaction Rates amongst Elderly Amputees Provided with a Static Prosthetic Foot
(abstract only)
Dudkiewicz I, Pisarenko B, Herman A, Heim M.
Disabil Rehabil. 2011;33(21-22):1963-7. Epub 2011 Feb 8.
PMID: 21303214 [PubMed - in process]

[Osseointegration as a Method of Direct Stabilization of Amputation Prostheses to the Bone]
(abstract only—article in Polish)
Rochminski R, Sibnski M, Synder M.
Chir Narzadow Ruchu Ortop Pol. 2011 Jan-Feb;76(1):36-40. Polish.
PMID: 21850996 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

[Important (sic) of Off Loading in the Treatment of Foot Diabetic Ulcers]
(abstract only—article in French)
Malacarne S, Paoli C, Philippe J.
Rev Med Suisse. 2011 Jun 8;7(298):1267-8, 1270-2.
PMID: 21310896 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Reproducibility of the Physiological Cost Index among Individuals with a Lower-Limb Amputation and Healthy Adults
(abstract only)
Hagberg K, Tranberg R, Zugner R, Danielsson A.
Physiother Res Int. 2011 Jun;16(2):92-100. doi: 10.1002/pri.477. Epub 2010 May 18.
PMID: 21608088 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluating the Bending Response of Two Osseointegrated Transfemoral Implant Systems Using 3D Digital Image Correlation
(abstract only)
Thompson ML, Backman D, Branemark R, Mechefske CK.
J Biomech Eng. 2011 May;133(5):051006.
PMID: 21599097 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Acroangiodermatitis in a Below-Knee Amputation Stump
(no abstract available)
Turan H, Baskan EB, Adim SB, Saricaoglu H.
Clin Exp Dermatol. 2011 Jul;36(5):560-1. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2011.04037.x. Epub 2011 May 17.
PMID: 21575039 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of Prefabricated Foot Orthoses on Pain and Function in Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Cohort Study
(abstract only)
Barton CJ, Menz HB, Crossley KM.
Phys Ther Sport. 2011 May;12(2):70-5. Epub 2010 Oct 14.
PMID: 21496768 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Effect of a Patellar Brace on Three-Dimensional Patellar Kinematics in Patients with Lateral Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis
(abstract only)
McWalter EJ, Hunter DJ, Harvey WF, McCree P, Hirko KA, Felson DT, Wilson DR.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011 Jul;19(7):801-8. Epub 2011 Mar 11.
PMID: 21397707 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Biomechanics and Physiological Parameters during Gait in Lower-Limb Amputees: A Systematic Review
(abstract only)
Sagawa Y Jr, Turcot K, Armand S, Thevenon A, Vuillerme N, Watelain E.
Gait Posture. 2011 Apr;33(4):511-26. Epub 2011 Mar 10.
PMID: 21392998 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Design of a Stiffness-Adjustable Ankle-Foot Orthosis and its Effect on Ankle Joint Kinematics in Patients with Stroke
(abstract only)
Kobayashi T, Leung AK, Akazawa Y, Hutchins SW.
Gait Posture. 2011 Apr;33(4):721-3. Epub 2011 Mar 4.
PMID: 21376602 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Effects of Enhanced Plantar Sensory Feedback and Foot Orthoses on Midfoot Kinematics and Lower Leg Neuromuscular Activation
(abstract only)
Ritchie C, Paterson K, Bryant AL, Bartold S, Clark RA.
Gait Posture. 2011 Apr;33(4):576-81. Epub 2011 Feb 24.
PMID: 21353563 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of Unloading Bracing on Knee and Hip Joints for Patients with Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis
(abstract only)
Toriyama M, Deie M, Shimada N, Otani T, Shidahara H, Maejima H, Moriyama H, Shibuya H, Okuhara A, Ochi M.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2011 Jun;26(5):497-503. Epub 2011 Feb 16.
PMID: 21324572 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Selective Classification for Improved Robustness of Myoelectric Control under Nonideal Conditions
(abstract only)
Scheme EJ, Englehart KB, Hudgins BS.
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2011 Jun;58(6):1698-705. Epub 2011 Feb 10.
PMID: 21317073 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Conditioning and Sampling Issues of EMG Signals in Motion Recognition of Multifunctional Myoelectric Prostheses
(abstract only)
Li G, Li Y, Yu L, Geng Y.
Ann Biomed Eng. 2011 Jun;39(6):1779-87. Epub 2011 Feb 4.
PMID: 21293972 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Effects of Dynamic Ankle-Foot Orthoses in Chronic Stroke Patients at Three-Month Follow-Up: A Randomized Controlled Trial
(abstract only)
Erel S, Uygur F, Engin Simsek I, Yakut Y.
Clin Rehabil. 2011 Jun;25(6):515-23. Epub 2011 Feb 1.
PMID: 21285288 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A Randomized Trial of Patellofemoral Bracing for Treatment of Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis
(abstract only)
Hunter DJ, Harvey W, Gross KD, Felson D, McCree P, Li L, Hirko K, Zhang B, Bennell K.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2011 Jul;19(7):792-800. Epub 2011 Jan 11.
PMID: 21232620 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Breaking the Fixed-Arrival-Time Restriction in Reaching Movements of Neural Prosthetic Devices
(abstract only)
Srinivasan L, da Silva M.
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2011 Jun;58(6):1555-64. Epub 2010 Dec 23.
PMID: 21189232 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Unintentional Strangulation by a Cervical Collar after Attempted Suicide by Hanging
(abstract only)
Lemyze M, Palud A, Favory R, Mathieu D.
Emerg Med J. 2011 Jun;28(6):532. Epub 2010 Dec 23.
PMID: 21183526 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Biopsychosocial Approach to Orthotic Intervention
(abstract only)
McKee PR, Rivard A.
J Hand Ther. 2011 Apr-Jun;24(2):155-62; quiz 163. Epub 2010 Nov 5.
PMID: 21055903 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Use of Orthoses and Orthopaedic Technical Devices in Proximal Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Results of Survey in 194 SMA Patients
(abstract only)
Fujak A, Kopschina C, Forst R, Mueller LA, Forst J.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2011;6(4):305-11. Epub 2010 Oct 12.
PMID: 20939690 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

[Clinical and Gait Analytical Investigation of Valgus Knee Bracing in Therapy for Medial Degenerative Joint Disease of the Knee].
(abstract only—article in German)
Müller-Rath R, Cho HY, Siebert CH, Miltner O.
Z Orthop Unfall. 2011 Apr;149(2):160-5. Epub 2010 Apr 13.
PMID: 20391324 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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