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Literature Update February 2012
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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 November – December 2011.
Results were edited for clinical relevance.

The full text of this article is
available for free.

The feature article proposes an objective system for determining the best command sources for individual patients using surface electromyograms (EMGs). This data can then be used to determine the sites of implantable EMGs to initiate a stimulus. Two subjects with incomplete spinal cord injuries (SCIs), and four non-disabled subjects were included in the study. Results showed EMGs from the ipsilateral erector spinae and medial gastrocnemius performed well as signal sources in detecting the intent to initiate a step in all subjects. This observation illustrates a potential benefit of EMG control over switch triggering or other method of progressing through the stimulation patterns for walking. However, due to the nature of incomplete SCIs and recovery, the authors recommend patients be evaluated using the post hoc procedures of this study to identify two EMG sites for functional electrical stimulation-assisted gait.

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


Freely Accessible Articles
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Upper Limb Prosthetics
Lower Limb Orthotics
Pediatrics
Spinal Orthotics


Freely Accessible Articles

Engineering a Trans-tibial Prosthetic Socket for the Lower Limb Amputee
(freely accessible)
Laing S, Lee PV, Goh JCh.
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2011 May;40(5):252-9.
PMID: 21678017 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis for Rehabilitation
(freely accessible)
Shorter KA, Kogler GF, Loth E, Durfee WK, Hsiao-Wecksler ET.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(4):459-72.
PMID: 21674394 [JRRD—indexed for MEDLINE]

Orthodontic Considerations for the Patient Wearing a Milwaukee Brace
(freely accessible)
Olin W, Ponseti I.
Iowa Orthop J. 2011;31:22-9.
PMID: 22096415 [PubMed—in process]

Generation of Subject-Specific, Dynamic, Multisegment Ankle and Foot Models to Improve Orthotic Design: A Feasibility Study
(freely accessible)
Oosterwaal M, Telfer S, Torholm S, Carbes S, van Rhijn LW, Macduff R, Meijer K, Woodburn J.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011; 12: 256.
PMID: 22074482 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

An Objective Method for Selecting Command Sources for Myoelectrically Triggered Lower-Limb Neuroprostheses
(See Featured Article. Freely accessible)
Dutta A, Kobetic R, Triolo RJ.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(8):935-48.
PMID: 22068372 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower Limb Prosthetics

Engineering a Trans-tibial Prosthetic Socket for the Lower Limb Amputee
(freely accessible)
Laing S, Lee PV, Goh JCh.
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2011 May;40(5):252-8. Review.
PMID: 21678017 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

An Objective Method for Selecting Command Sources for Myoelectrically Triggered Lower-Limb Neuroprostheses
(freely accessible)
Dutta A, Kobetic R, Triolo RJ.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(8):935-48.
PMID: 22068372 [PubMed—in process]

Gait Training with Virtual Reality-Based Real-Time Feedback: Improving Gait Performance Following Transfemoral Amputation
(abstract only)
Darter BJ, Wilken JM.
Phys Ther. 2011 Sep;91(9):1385-94. Epub 2011 Jul 14.
PMID: 21757579 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Lower Extremity Joint Kinematics of Stair Ascent in Transfemoral Amputees
(abstract only)
Hobara H, Kobayashi Y, Nakamura T, Yamasaki N, Nakazawa K, Akai M, Ogata T.
2011 Dec;35(4):467-72. Epub 2011 Oct 19.
PMID: 22013154 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Static and Dynamic Pressure Prediction for Prosthetic Socket Fitting Assessment Utilising an Inverse Problem Approach
(abstract only)
Sewell P, Noroozi S, Vinney J, Amali R, Andrews S.
Artif Intell Med. 2012 Jan;54(1):29-41. doi: 10.1016/j.artmed.2011.09.005. Epub 2011 Oct 1.
PMID: 21963113 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Adaptation Strategies of the Lower Extremities of Patients with a Transtibial or Transfemoral Amputation During Level Walking: A Systematic Review
(abstract only)
Prinsen EC, Nederhand MJ, Rietman JS.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Aug;92(8):1311-25. Epub 2011 Jun 29.
PMID: 21714957 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Rasch Analyses of the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale with Individuals 50 Years and Older with Lower-Limb Amputations
(abstract only)
Sakakibara BM, Miller WC, Backman CL.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Aug;92(8):1257-63. Epub 2011 Jun 25.
PMID: 21704978 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The Transfemoral Fitting Predictor: A Functional Measure to Predict Prosthetic Fitting in Transfemoral Amputees—Validity and Reliability
(abstract only)
Condie ME, McFadyen AK, Treweek S, Whitehead L.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Aug;92(8):1293-7.
PMID: 21807149 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Trajectory of the Center of Rotation in Non-articulated Energy Storage and Return Prosthetic Feet
(abstract only)
Sawers A, Hahn ME.
J Biomech. 2011 Jun 3;44(9):1673-7. Epub 2011 Apr 8.
PMID: 21481878 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Functional Added Value of Microprocessor-Controlled Knee Joints in Daily Life Performance of Medicare Functional Classification Level-2 Amputees
(abstract only)
Theeven P, Hemmen B, Rings F, Meys G, Brink P, Smeets R, Seelen H.
J Rehabil Med. 2011 Oct;43(10):906-15.
PMID: 21947182 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Is Increased Residual Shank Length a Competitive Advantage for Elite Transtibial Amputee Long Jumpers?
(abstract only)
Nolan L, Patritti BL, Stana L, Tweedy SM.
Adapt Phys Activ Q. 2011 Jul;28(3):267-76.
PMID: 21725118 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Reliability and Construct Validity of the Turkish Version of the Trinity Amputation and Prosthetic Experience Scales (TAPES) in Lower Limb Amputees
(abstract only)
Topuz S, Ülger Ö, Yakut Y, Gül Sener F.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):201-6.
PMID: 21697202 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Postural Asymmetries in Transfemoral Amputees
(abstract only)
Gaunaurd I, Gailey R, Hafner BJ, Gomez-Marin O, Kirk-Sanchez N.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):171-80.
PMID: 21697199 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Dynamic Input to Determine Hip Joint Moments, Power and Work on the Prosthetic Limb of Transfemoral Amputees: Ground Reaction vs Knee Reaction
(no abstract available)
Frossard L, Cheze L, Dumas R.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):140-9.
PMID: 21697197 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Biomechanical Models in the Study of Lower Limb Amputee Kinematics: A Review
(abstract only)
Kent J, Franklyn-Miller A.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):124-39.
PMID: 21697196 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Patient Satisfaction Following Lower-Limb Amputation: The Role of Gait Deviation
(abstract only)
Kark L, Simmons A.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):225-33. Epub 2011 May 10.
PMID: 21558305 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Understanding the Benefits of Prosthetic Prescription: Exploring the Experiences of Practitioners and Lower Limb Prosthetic Users
(abstract only)
Schaffalitzky E, Gallagher P, Maclachlan M, Ryall N.
Disabil Rehabil. 2011;33(15-16):1314-23. Epub 2010 Nov 4.
PMID: 21050130 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Stable Walking with Asymmetric Legs
(abstract only)
Merker A, Rummel J, Seyfarth A.
Bioinspir Biomim. 2011 Dec;6(4):045004. Epub 2011 Nov 29.
PMID: 22126858 [PubMed—in process]

A Novel Approach to Wound Management and Prosthetic Use with Concurrent Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy
(abstract only)
Fuller M, Luff R, Van Den Boom M.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):246-9. Epub 2011 Apr 28.
PMID: 21527397 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Measuring Foam Model Shapes with a Contact Digitizer
(abstract only)
Sanders JE, Severance MR.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):242-5. Epub 2011 Mar 18.
PMID: 21515900 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Prosthetics

Online Myoelectric Control of a Dexterous Hand Prosthesis by Transradial Amputees
(abstract only)
Cipriani C, Antfolk C, Controzzi M, Lundborg G, Rosen B, Carrozza MC, Sebelius F.
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2011 Jun;19(3):260-70. Epub 2011 Jan 31.
PMID: 21292599 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A Miniature Vibrotactile Sensory Substitution Device for Multi-fingered Hand Prosthetics
(abstract only)
Cipriani C, D'Alonzo M, Carrozza MC.
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2012 Feb;59(2):400-8. Epub 2011 Oct 25.
PMID: 22042125 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Survey of Upper Limb Prosthesis Users in Sweden, the United Kingdom and Canada
(abstract only)
Kyberd PJ, Hill W.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):234-41.
PMID: 21697204 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

My Prosthesis as a Part of Me: A Qualitative Analysis of Living with an Osseointegrated Prosthetic Limb
(abstract only)
Lundberg M, Hagberg K, Bullington J.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):207-14.
PMID: 21697203 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Osseointegration Amputation Prostheses on the Upper Limbs: Methods, Prosthetics and Rehabilitation
(abstract only)
Jönsson S, Caine-Winterberger K, Brånemark R.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):190-200.
PMID: 21697201 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Implications of Prosthesis Funding Structures on the Use of Prostheses: Experiences of Individuals with Upper Limb Absence
(abstract only)
Biddiss E, McKeever P, Lindsay S, Chau T.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):215-24. Epub 2011 Apr 19.
PMID: 21515898 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Active Tactile Exploration Using a Brain-Machine-Brain Interface
(abstract only)
O'Doherty JE, Lebedev MA, Ifft PJ, Zhuang KZ, Shokur S, Bleuler H, Nicolelis MA.
Nature. 2011 Oct 5;479(7372):228-31. doi: 10.1038/nature10489.
PMID: 22042125 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]


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Lower Limb Orthotics

A Portable Powered Ankle-Foot Orthosis for Rehabilitation
(freely accessible)
Shorter KA, Kogler GF, Loth E, Durfee WK, Hsiao-Wecksler ET.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(4):459-72.
PMID: 21674394 [JRRD—indexed for MEDLINE]

Generation of Subject-Specific, Dynamic, Multisegment Ankle and Foot Models to Improve Orthotic Design: A Feasibility Study
(freely accessible)
Oosterwaal M, Telfer S, Torholm S, Carbes S, van Rhijn LW, Macduff R, Meijer K, Woodburn J.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011; 12: 256. Published online 2011 November 10.
PMID: 22074482 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

[Survey of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Orthoses and Occupational and Medical Problems Based on a Questionnaire Administered to Companies Involved in the Manufacture of Prosthetics and Orthotics]
(abstract only—article in Japanese)
Kaneshiro Y, Furuta N, Makino K, Wada F, Hachisuka K.
J UOEH. 2011 Sep 1;33(3):231-6.
PMID: 21913380 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Pressure-Relieving Devices for Treating Heel Pressure Ulcers
(abstract only)
McGinnis E, Stubbs N.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Sep 7;9:CD005485.
PMID: 21901698 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Return to Running and Sports Participation after Limb Salvage
(abstract only)
Owens JG, Blair JA, Patzkowski JC, Blanck RV, Hsu JR; Skeletal Trauma Research Consortium.
J Trauma. 2011 Jul;71(1 Suppl):S120-4.
PMID: 21795870 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Feasibility Study for a Controllable Orthotic Knee Joint
(abstract only)
Hutchins SW, Miller K, Stallard J, Woollam PJ, Smith C.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2011;6(6):536-45. Epub 2011 May 12.
PMID: 21563970 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The Effect of Valgus Braces on Medial Compartment Load of the Knee Joint—in vivo Load Measurements in Three Subjects
(abstract only)
Kutzner I, Küther S, Heinlein B, Dymke J, Bender A, Halder AM, Bergmann G.
J Biomech. 2011 Apr 29;44(7):1354-60. Epub 2011 Feb 1.
PMID: 21288522 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of Joint Alignment and Type on Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Articulated Ankle-Foot Orthosis
(abstract only)
Gao F, Carlton W, Kapp S.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):181-9.
PMID: 21697200 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[Effects of Ankle-Foot Orthosis on Gait Stability and Balance Control in Patients with Hemiparetic Stroke]
(abstract only—article in Chinese)
Xu GQ, Lan Y, Huang DF, Chen ZH, Ding MH.
Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2011 Apr 5;91(13):890-3.
PMID: 21600115 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Preservation of the First Rocker is Related to Increases in Gait Speed in Individuals with Hemiplegia and AFO
(abstract only)
Nolan KJ, Yarossi M.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2011 Jul;26(6):655-60. Epub 2011 May 7.
PMID: 21550702 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of Ankle Orientation on Heel Loading and Knee Stability for Post-Stroke Individuals Wearing Ankle-Foot Orthoses
(abstract only)
Silver-Thorn B, Herrmann A, Current T, McGuire J.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Jun;35(2):150-62. Epub 2011 Mar 29.
PMID: 21515899 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluation of the Effect of Ankle-Foot Orthosis Use on Balance and Mobility in Hemiparetic Stroke Patients
(abstract only)
Dogan A, Mengüllüoglu M, Özgirgin N.
Disabil Rehabil. 2011;33(15-16):1433-9. Epub 2010 Nov 22.
PMID: 21091133 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of an Implantable Two-Channel Peroneal Nerve Stimulator Versus Conventional Walking Device on Spatiotemporal Parameters and Kinematics of Hemiparetic Gait
(abstract only)
Kottink AI, Tenniglo MJ, de Vries WH, Hermens HJ, Buurke JH.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Jan;44(1):51-7.
PMID: 22124679 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

A Clinical Study of the Biomechanics of Step Descent Using Different Treatment Modalities for Patellofemoral Pain
(abstract only)
Selfe J, Thewlis D, Hill S, Whitaker J, Sutton C, Richards J.
Gait Posture. 2011 May;34(1):92-6. Epub 2011 May 12.
PMID: 21570291 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Pediatrics

What is the Optimal Time to Start Helmet Therapy in Positional Plagiocephaly?
(abstract only)
Kluba S, Kraut W, Reinert S, Krimmel M.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Aug;128(2):492-8.
PMID: 21788840 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Management of Congenital Talipes Equinovarus Using the Ponseti Method: A Systematic Review
(abstract only)
Jowett CR, Morcuende JA, Ramachandran M.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Sep;93(9):1160-4.
PMID: 21911524 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Spinal

Orthodontic Considerations for the Patient Wearing a Milwaukee Brace
(freely accessible)
Olin W, Ponseti I.
Iowa Orthop J. 2011;31:22-9.
PMID: 22096415 [PubMed—in process]

The Treatment of Refractory Atlanto-Axial Rotatory Fixation Using a Halo Vest: Results of a Case Series Involving Seven Children
(abstract only)
Tauchi R, Imagama S, Kanemura T, Yoshihara H, Sato K, Deguchi M, Kamiya M, Ishiguro N.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Aug;93(8):1084-7.
PMID: 21768633 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

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