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Literature Update January 2013
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This regular e-update is provided by the Academy to raise awareness of current research in orthotics and prosthetics published outside of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO).

The list below is the result of a search for articles including the terms "orthotic devices" and "artificial limbs" indexed January – March 2013.
Where available, links to freely accessible full text versions of the article are provided. Where a link to the abstract only is provided, the full article may be available for purchase. Results were edited for clinical relevance.

This article describes the outcomes of treating pectus carinatum using a compression brace in South Korea. Thirteen patients completed the 12-month study. Researchers recommended that participants wear the brace for 20 hours per day for six months. The authors followed up by phone survey 12 months later to gauge satisfaction. The average reported results ranged between improvement and remarkable improvement. Researchers used the Hallar index as an objective measure, which showed significant improvement from pre- to post-treatment measurements. Authors concluded that compliance was the most important factor in treatment outcomes and that, with improved education and brace design, poor compliance may be reduced.

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


Full Text Articles
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Upper Limb Prosthetics
Lower Limb Orthotics
Upper Limb Orthotics
Pediatrics
Spinal Orthotics


Full Text Articles

Robot-assisted walking vs overground walking in stroke patients: an evaluation of muscle activity
Coenen P, van Werven G, van Nunen MP, Van Dieën JH, Gerrits KH, Janssen TW.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Apr;44(4):331-7.
PMID: 22453772 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The added value of an actuated ankle-foot orthosis to restore normal gait function in patients with spinal cord injury: a systematic review
Duerinck S, Swinnen E, Beyl P, Hagman F, Jonkers I, Vaes P, Van Roy P.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Apr;44(4):299-309.
PMID: 22453771 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Electromechanical-assisted gait training after stroke: a systematic review comparing end-effector and exoskeleton devices
Mehrholz J, Pohl M.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Mar;44(3):193-9.
PMID: 22378603 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Polish validation of brace questionnaire
Kinel E, Kotwicki T, Podolska A, Bialek M, Stryla W.
Eur Spine J. 2012 Aug;21(8):1603-8. Epub 2012 Feb 15.
PMID: 22349968 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Quadriceps function after exercise in patients with anterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed knees wearing knee braces
Davis AG, Pietrosimone BG, Ingersoll CD, Pugh K, Hart JM.
J Athl Train. 2011 Nov-Dec;46(6):615-20.
PMID: 22488186 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Successful Pavlik treatment in late-diagnosed developmental dysplasia of the hip
van de Sande MA, Melisie F.
Int Orthop. 2012 Aug;36(8):1661-8. Epub 2012 Jun 12.
PMID: 22684545 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Influence of carbon fiber foot orthoses on plantar pressure distribution in cycling
(article in German)
Baur H, Hoffmann J, Reichmuth A, Müller S, Mayer F.
Sportverletz Sportschaden. 2012 Mar;26(1):12-7. Epub 2012 Mar 21.
PMID: 22825723 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Real-time myoelectric control of a multi-fingered hand prosthesis using principal components analysis
Matrone GC, Cipriani C, Carrozza MC, Magenes G.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Jun 15;9:40.
PMID: 22703711 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Reliability of movement workspace measurements in a passive arm orthosis used in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Rudhe C, Albisser U, Starkey ML, Curt A, Bolliger M.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Jun 9;9:37.
PMID: 22681720 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluation of functionality in acquired and congenital upper extremity child amputees
Korkmaz M, Erbahçeci F, Ulger O, Topuz S.
Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2012;46(4):262-8.
PMID: 22951757 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Brace compression for treatment of pectus carinatum
Jung J, Chung SH, Cho JK, Park SJ, Choi H, Lee S.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Dec;45(6):396-400. Epub 2012 Dec 7.
PMID: 23275922 [PubMed—in process]

Orthotic intervention and postural stability in participants with functional ankle instability after an accommodation period
Hamlyn C, Docherty CL, Klossner J.
J Athl Train. 2012 Mar-Apr;47(2):130-5.
PMID: 22488277 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of foot orthoses on balance in older adults
Gross MT, Mercer VS, Lin FC.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42(7):649-57. Epub 2012 Jan 25.
PMID: 22282317 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Muscle and prosthesis contributions to amputee walking mechanics: a modeling study
Silverman AK, Neptune RR.
J Biomech. 2012 Aug 31;45(13):2271-8. Epub 2012 Jul 25.
PMID: 22840757 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Stair ascent kinematics and kinetics with a powered lower leg system following transtibial amputation
Aldridge JM, Sturdy JT, Wilken JM.
Gait Posture. 2012 Jun;36(2):291-5. Epub 2012 May 7.
PMID: 22571821 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The relative contributions of the prosthetic and sound limb to balance control in unilateral transtibial amputees
Curtze C, Hof AL, Postema K, Otten B.
Gait Posture. 2012 Jun;36(2):276-81. Epub 2012 Apr 21.
PMID: 22525420 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The complexities surrounding decisions related to prosthetic fitting in elderly dysvascular amputees
Morgenroth DC, Czerniecki JM.
PM R. 2012 Jul;4(7):540-2.
PMID: 22814735 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Developing consensus on important factors associated with lower limb prosthetic prescription and use
Schaffalitzky E, Gallagher P, Maclachlan M, Wegener ST.
Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(24):2085-94. Epub 2012 Apr 12.
PMID: 22494367 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A comparison between force and position control strategies in myoelectric prostheses
Ameri A, Englehart KB, Parker PA.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012 Aug;2012:1342-5.
PMID: 23366147 [PubMed—in process]

Creep evaluation of (orthotic) cast materials during simulated clubfoot correction
Cohen TL, Altiok H, Tarima S, Smith PA, Harris GF.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012 Aug;2012:3352-5.
PMID: 23366644 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower Limb Prosthetics

Muscle and prosthesis contributions to amputee walking mechanics: a modeling study
(full text)
Silverman AK, Neptune RR.
J Biomech. 2012 Aug 31;45(13):2271-8. Epub 2012 Jul 25.
PMID: 22840757 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Stair ascent kinematics and kinetics with a powered lower leg system following transtibial amputation
(full text)
Aldridge JM, Sturdy JT, Wilken JM.
Gait Posture. 2012 Jun;36(2):291-5. Epub 2012 May 7.
PMID: 22571821 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The relative contributions of the prosthetic and sound limb to balance control in unilateral transtibial amputees
(full text)
Curtze C, Hof AL, Postema K, Otten B.
Gait Posture. 2012 Jun;36(2):276-81. Epub 2012 Apr 21.
PMID: 22525420 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The complexities surrounding decisions related to prosthetic fitting in elderly dysvascular amputees
(full text)
Morgenroth DC, Czerniecki JM.
PM R. 2012 Jul;4(7):540-2.
PMID: 22814735 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Developing consensus on important factors associated with lower limb prosthetic prescription and use
(full text)
Schaffalitzky E, Gallagher P, Maclachlan M, Wegener ST.
Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(24):2085-94. Epub 2012 Apr 12.
PMID: 22494367 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Principles of obstacle avoidance with a transfemoral prosthetic limb
(abstract only)
van Keeken HG, Vrieling AH, Hof AL, Postema K, Otten B.
Med Eng Phys. 2012 Oct;34(8):1109-16. Epub 2011 Dec 22.
PMID: 22197358 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Experiences of providing prosthetic and orthotic services in Sierra Leone—the local staff's perspective
(abstract only)
Magnusson L, Ahlström G.
Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(24):2111-8. Epub 2012 Sep 10.
PMID: 22957499 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[Effect of botulinum toxin type B on residual limb sweating and pain. Is there a chance for indirect phantom pain reduction by improved prosthesis use?]
(abstract only—article in German)
Kern KU, Kohl M, Seifert U, Schlereth T.
Schmerz. 2012 Apr;26(2):176-84.
PMID: 22527647 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Comorbidities in amputation: a systematic review of hemiplegia and lower limb amputation
(abstract only)
Hebert JS, Payne MW, Wolfe DL, Deathe AB, Devlin M.
Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(23):1943-9. Epub 2012 Mar 19.
PMID: 22424496 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Clinical evaluation of two prosthetic suspension systems in a bilateral transtibial amputee
(abstract only)
Gholizadeh H, Abu Osman NA, Kamyab M, Eshraghi A, Lúvíksdóttir AG, Wan Abas WA.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Oct;91(10):894-8.
PMID: 22173083 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Rehabilitation of the older vascular amputee: A review of the literature
(abstract only)
Fleury AM, Salih SA, Peel NM.
Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2013 Apr;13(2):264-73. Epub 2012 Dec 26. [PubMed—in process]

Quantitative and qualitative comparison of a new prosthetic suspension system with two existing suspension systems for lower limb amputees
(abstract only)
Eshraghi A, Abu Osman NA, Karimi MT, Gholizadeh H, Ali S, Wan Abas WA.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Dec;91(12):1028-38.
PMID: 23168378 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Patient education level affects functionality and long term mortality after major lower extremity amputation
(abstract only)
Corey MR, St Julien J, Miller C, Fisher B, Cederstrand SL, Nylander WA, Guzman RJ, Dattilo JB.
Am J Surg. 2012 Nov;204(5):626-30. Epub 2012 Aug 18.
PMID: 22906244 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Clinical investigation of the interface pressure in the trans-tibial socket with Dermo and Seal-In X5 liner during walking and their effect on patient satisfaction
(abstract only)
Ali S, Osman NA, Mortaza N, Eshraghi A, Gholizadeh H, Wan Abas WA.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012 Nov;27(9):943-8. Epub 2012 Jul 12.
PMID: 22795863 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Optimization of the visco-elastic parameters describing the heel-region of a prosthesis
(abstract only)
Johnston TR, Hubbard M.
J Theor Biol. 2012 Oct 21;311:1-7. Epub 2012 Jul 7.
PMID: 22776505 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluation of a powered ankle-foot prosthetic system during walking
(abstract only)
Ferris AE, Aldridge JM, Rábago CA, Wilken JM.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Nov;93(11):1911-8. Epub 2012 Jun 22.
PMID: 22732369 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Peak oxygen consumption in older adults with a lower limb amputation
(abstract only)
Wezenberg D, de Haan A, Faber WX, Slootman HJ, van der Woude LH, Houdijk H.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Nov;93(11):1924-9. Epub 2012 Jun 7.
PMID: 22684050 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Lower limb preference on goal-oriented tasks in unilateral prosthesis users
(abstract only)
Howard C, Wallace C, Stokic DS.
Gait Posture. 2012 Jun;36(2):249-53. Epub 2012 Mar 29.
PMID: 22464637 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Cognitive functioning in persons with lower limb amputations: a review
(abstract only)
Coffey L, O'Keeffe F, Gallagher P, Desmond D, Lombard-Vance R.
Disabil Rehabil. 2012;34(23):1950-64. Epub 2012 Mar 30.
PMID: 22458350 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Utilization of a lower extremity ambulatory feedback system to reduce gait asymmetry in transtibial amputation gait
(abstract only)
Yang L, Dyer PS, Carson RJ, Webster JB, Bo Foreman K, Bamberg SJ.
Gait Posture. 2012 Jul;36(3):631-4. Epub 2012 May 24.
PMID: 22633017 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Qualitative study of prosthetic suspension systems on transtibial amputees' satisfaction and perceived problems with their prosthetic devices
(abstract only)
Ali S, Abu Osman NA, Naqshbandi MM, Eshraghi A, Kamyab M, Gholizadeh H.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Nov;93(11):1919-23. Epub 2012 May 9.
PMID: 22579945 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Á priori alignment of transtibial prostheses: a comparison and evaluation of three methods
(abstract only)
Ikeda AJ, Reisinger KD, Malkush M, Wu Y, Edwards ML, Kistenberg RS.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 Sep;7(5):381-8. Epub 2012 Apr 3.
PMID: 22468995 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Prosthetics

Real-time myoelectric control of a multi-fingered hand prosthesis using principal components analysis
(full text)
Matrone GC, Cipriani C, Carrozza MC, Magenes G.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Jun 15;9:40.
PMID: 22703711 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluation of functionality in acquired and congenital upper extremity child amputees
(full text)
Korkmaz M, Erbahçeci F, Ulger O, Topuz S.
Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2012;46(4):262-8.
PMID: 22951757 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A comparison between force and position control strategies in myoelectric prostheses
(full text)
Ameri A, Englehart KB, Parker PA.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012 Aug;2012:1342-5.
PMID: 23366147 [PubMed—in process]

Vibro- and electrotactile user feedback on hand opening for myoelectric forearm prostheses
(abstract only)
Witteveen HJ, Droog EA, Rietman JS, Veltink PH.
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2012 Aug;59(8):2219-26. Epub 2012 May 22.
PMID: 22645262 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Action and perception in the rubber hand illusion
(abstract only)
Riemer M, Kleinböhl D, Hölzl R, Trojan J.
Exp Brain Res. 2013 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 23307154 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Use of a virtual integrated environment in prosthetic limb development and phantom limb pain
(abstract only)
Alphonso AL, Monson BT, Zeher MJ, Armiger RS, Weeks SR, Burck JM, Moran C, Davoodie R, Loeb G, Pasquina PF, Tsao JW.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;181:305-9.
PMID: 22954877 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Control of upper limb prostheses: terminology and proportional myoelectric control—a review
(abstract only)
Fougner A, Stavdahl O, Kyberd PJ, Losier YG, Parker PA.
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2012 Sep;20(5):663-77. Epub 2012 May 30.
PMID: 22665514 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Characterization of compensatory trunk movements during prosthetic upper limb reaching tasks
(abstract only)
Metzger AJ, Dromerick AW, Holley RJ, Lum PS.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Nov;93(11):2029-34. Epub 2012 Mar 23.
PMID: 22449551 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower Limb Orthotics

Robot-assisted walking vs overground walking in stroke patients: an evaluation of muscle activity
(full text)
Coenen P, van Werven G, van Nunen MP, Van Dieën JH, Gerrits KH, Janssen TW.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Apr;44(4):331-7.
PMID: 22453772 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The added value of an actuated ankle-foot orthosis to restore normal gait function in patients with spinal cord injury: a systematic review
(full text)
Duerinck S, Swinnen E, Beyl P, Hagman F, Jonkers I, Vaes P, Van Roy P.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Apr;44(4):299-309.
PMID: 22453771 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Electromechanical-assisted gait training after stroke: a systematic review comparing end-effector and exoskeleton devices
(full text)
Mehrholz J, Pohl M.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Mar;44(3):193-9.
PMID: 22378603 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Quadriceps function after exercise in patients with anterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed knees wearing knee braces
(full text)
Davis AG, Pietrosimone BG, Ingersoll CD, Pugh K, Hart JM.
J Athl Train. 2011 Nov-Dec;46(6):615-20.
PMID: 22488186 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Successful Pavlik treatment in late-diagnosed developmental dysplasia of the hip
(full text)
van de Sande MA, Melisie F.
Int Orthop. 2012 Aug;36(8):1661-8. Epub 2012 Jun 12.
PMID: 22684545 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Influence of carbon fiber foot orthoses on plantar pressure distribution in cycling
(full text—article in German)
Baur H, Hoffmann J, Reichmuth A, Müller S, Mayer F.
Sportverletz Sportschaden. 2012 Mar;26(1):12-7. Epub 2012 Mar 21.
PMID: 22825723 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Orthotic intervention and postural stability in participants with functional ankle instability after an accommodation period
(full text)
Hamlyn C, Docherty CL, Klossner J.
J Athl Train. 2012 Mar-Apr;47(2):130-5.
PMID: 22488277 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of foot orthoses on balance in older adults
(full text)
Gross MT, Mercer VS, Lin FC.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012;42(7):649-57. Epub 2012 Jan 25.
PMID: 22282317 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The ReWalk powered exoskeleton to restore ambulatory function to individuals with thoracic-level motor-complete spinal cord injury
(abstract only)
Esquenazi A, Talaty M, Packel A, Saulino M.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Nov;91(11):911-21.
PMID: 23085703 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Single-subject design study of 2 types of supramalleolar orthoses for young children with down syndrome
(abstract only)
Tamminga JS, Martin KS, Miller EW.
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2012 Fall;24(3):278-84.
PMID: 22735481 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A cohort-controlled trial of the addition of customized foot orthotics to standard care in fibromyalgia
(abstract only)
Ferrari R.
Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Jul;31(7):1041-5. Epub 2012 Mar 20.
PMID: 22426704 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Treatment of acute ankle sprains: evidence on the use of an ankle brace is unclear
(no abstract available)
Heijnders IL, Lin CW.
Br J Sports Med. 2012 Sep;46(12):852-3. Epub 2012 Jul 26.
PMID: 22844037 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of partial weight bearing in a walking boot on plantar pressure distribution and center of pressure
(abstract only)
North K, Potter MQ, Kubiak EN, Bamberg SJ, Hitchcock RW.
Gait Posture. 2012 Jul;36(3):646-9. Epub 2012 May 26.
PMID: 22633830 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The use of abduction bracing for the prevention of early postoperative dislocation after revision total hip arthroplasty
(abstract only)
Murray TG, Wetters NG, Moric M, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG, Della Valle CJ.
J Arthroplasty. 2012 Sep;27(8 Suppl):126-9. Epub 2012 May 17.
PMID: 22608688 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Orthotics

Reliability of movement workspace measurements in a passive arm orthosis used in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
(full text)
Rudhe C, Albisser U, Starkey ML, Curt A, Bolliger M.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Jun 9;9:37.
PMID: 22681720 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Functional orthosis in shoulder joint subluxation after ischaemic brain stroke to avoid post-hemiplegic shoulder-hand syndrome: a randomized clinical trial
(abstract only)
Hartwig M, Gelbrich G, Griewing B.
Clin Rehabil. 2012 Sep;26(9):807-16. Epub 2012 Feb 3.
PMID: 22308558 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Thermoplastic hinges: eliminating the need for rivets in mobilization orthoses
(no abstract available)
Schwartz DA.
J Hand Ther. 2012 Jul-Sep;25(3):335-40; Epub 2012 May 5.
PMID: 22564449 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Managing the stiff hand: dual orthosis innovation
(no abstract available)
Harte D, Porter-Armstrong A.
J Hand Ther. 2012 Jul-Sep;25(3):342-4. Epub 2012 May 30.
PMID: 22652327 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Pediatrics

Creep evaluation of (orthotic) cast materials during simulated clubfoot correction
(full text)
Cohen TL, Altiok H, Tarima S, Smith PA, Harris GF.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012 Aug;2012:3352-5.
PMID: 23366644 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Development of a pressure control system for brace treatment of scoliosis
(abstract only)
Chalmers E, Lou E, Hill D, Zhao VH, Wong MS.
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2012 Jul;20(4):557-63. Epub 2012 Apr 13.
PMID: 22514207 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Head orthesis [sic] therapy in infants with unilateral positional plagiocephaly: an interdisciplinary approach to broadening the range of orthodontic treatment
(abstract only)
Meyer-Marcotty P, Böhm H, Linz C, Kunz F, Keil N, Stellzig-Eisenhauer A, Schweitzer T.
J Orofac Orthop. 2012 Apr;73(2):151-65. Epub 2012 Mar 4.
PMID: 22388713 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Functional electrical stimulation in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy
(no abstract available)
van der Linden M.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012 Nov;54(11):972. Epub 2012 Aug 28.
PMID: 22924527 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Acceptability and potential effectiveness of a foot drop stimulator in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy
(abstract only)
Prosser LA, Curatalo LA, Alter KE, Damiano DL.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012 Nov;54(11):1044-9. Epub 2012 Aug 27.
PMID: 22924431 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, surrogate outcomes, and the number needed to treat.
(abstract only)
Sanders JO, Newton PO, Browne RH, Herring AJ.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Sep;32(Suppl 2):S153-7.
PMID: 22890455 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Deformational plagiocephaly and orthotic treatment: indications and limitations
(abstract only)
Mortenson P, Steinbok P, Smith D.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2012 Sep;28(9):1407-12. Epub 2012 Aug 8.
PMID: 22872256 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Positional plagiocephaly and brachycephaly: is there a correlation between subjective and objective assessment of cranial shape?
(abstract only)
Feijen M, Schuckman M, Habets E, van der Hulst R.
J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Jul;23(4):998-1001
PMID: 22777451 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Spinal Orthotics

Polish validation of brace questionnaire
(full text)
Kinel E, Kotwicki T, Podolska A, Bialek M, Stryla W.
Eur Spine J. 2012 Aug;21(8):1603-8. Epub 2012 Feb 15.
PMID: 22349968 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Brace compression for treatment of pectus carinatum
(full text)
Jung J, Chung SH, Cho JK, Park SJ, Choi H, Lee S.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Dec;45(6):396-400. Epub 2012 Dec 7.
PMID: 23275922 [PubMed—in process]

[The head-up-orthosis—a good solution for ambulant patients with dropped-head-syndrome]
(abstract only—article in German)
Czell D, Weber M.
Praxis (Bern 1994). 2012 Nov 14;101(23):1499-502.
PMID: 23147607 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

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