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Literature Update September 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 April – June 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.

The topic of this featured article from Orthopedic Reviews is conservative management for osteoarthritis. The authors provide detail of the many treatments for this condition, including pharmacological, surgical, knee bracing, and lateral wedge inserts. According to the study, one in three Americans have radiographic evidence of knee OA at an annual price of $128 billion in direct and indirect costs. The article reports that pharmaceuticals do not adequately address disease progression and that biomechanical underlying factors must be addressed. The information provided in the article on knee bracing and lateral wedging do not get the same attention as the drugs used for OA treatment, even though they are stated as unloading devices. The authors indicate that these treatments have the poorest clinical benefit in the treatment of OA.

Use the quick links below to jump to each category.

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

Physical activity and lower-back pain in persons with traumatic transfemoral amputation: A national cross-sectional survey
Devan H, Tumilty S, Smith C.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012 Dec;49(10):1457-66.
PMID: 23516050 [PubMed—in process]

Can simple clinical tests predict walking ability after prosthetic rehabilitation?
Sansam K, O'Connor RJ, Neumann V, Bhakta B.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Nov 5;44(11):968-74.
PMID: 23037865 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Changing perceptions of transtibial amputation
Malay DS.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2012 Nov-Dec;51(6):705. Epub 2012 Sep 14.
PMID: 22981486 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Muscle activation patterns during walking from transtibial amputees recorded within the residual limb-prosthetic interface
Huang S, Ferris DP.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Aug 10;9:55.
PMID: 22882763 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Residual limb wounds or ulcers heal in transtibial amputees using an active suction socket system. A randomized controlled study
Traballesi M, Delussu AS, Fusco A, Iosa M, Averna T, Pellegrini R, Brunelli S.
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2012 Dec;48(4):613-23. Epub 2012 May 28.
PMID: 22641248 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

BioPatRec: A modular research platform for the control of artificial limbs based on pattern recognition algorithms
Ortiz-Catalan M, Brånemark R, Håkansson B.
Source Code Biol Med. 2013 Apr 18;8(1):11.
PMID: 23597283 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Neural correlates of the rubber hand illusion in amputees: A report of two cases
Schmalzl L, Kalckert A, Ragnö C, Ehrsson HH.
Neurocase. 2013 May 17. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23682688 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Toward attenuating the impact of arm positions on electromyography pattern-recognition based motion classification in transradial amputees
Geng Y, Zhou P, Li G.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Oct 5;9:74.
PMID: 23036049 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

EMG-based simultaneous and proportional estimation of wrist/hand kinematics in uni-lateral trans-radial amputees
Jiang N, Vest-Nielsen JL, Muceli S, Farina D.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Jun 28;9:42. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 22742707 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Sensory feedback from a prosthetic hand based on air-mediated pressure from the hand to the forearm skin
Antfolk C, Björkman A, Frank SO, Sebelius F, Lundborg G, Rosen B.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Jul;44(8):702-7.
PMID: 22729800 [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]

[Adjuvant treatment of diabetic foot]
(article in Italian)
Lo Pardo D, Pezzuti G, Selleri C, Pepe S, Esposito S.
Infez Med. 2012;20 Suppl 1:35-41.
PMID: 22982696 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Conservative management of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a flawed strategy?
Crawford DC, Miller LE, Block JE.
Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2013 Feb 22;5(1):e2.
PMID: 23705060 [PubMed]

The effects of a prophylactic knee brace and two neoprene knee sleeves on the performance of healthy athletes: a crossover randomized controlled trial
Mortaza N, Ebrahimi I, Jamshidi AA, Abdollah V, Kamali M, Abas WA, Osman NA.
PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e50110. Epub 2012 Nov 21.
PMID: 23185549 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of wearing a dorsiflexion assist orthosis on mobility, perceived fatigue and exertion during the six-minute walk test in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomised cross-over protocol
McLoughlin J, Barr C, Sturnieks D, Lord S, Crotty M.
BMC Neurol. 2012 May 25;12:27.
PMID: 22625433 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A unique foot-worn device for patients with degenerative meniscal tear
Elbaz A, Beer Y, Rath E, Morag G, Segal G, Debbi EM, Wasser D, Mor A, Debi R.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Feb;21(2):380-7. Epub 2012 May 4.
PMID: 22555568 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Mechanical and biomechanical analysis of a linear piston design for angular-velocity-based orthotic control
Lemaire ED, Samadi R, Goudreau L, Kofman J.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013 Jan;50(1):43-52.
PMID: 23516082 [PubMed—in process]

Plagiocephaly and brachycephaly treatment with cranial orthosis: a case report
Schreen G, Matarazzo CG.
Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2013 Mar;11(1):114-8.
PMID: 23579755 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Abdominal wall ischemic fasciitis associated with a torso brace in a young girl
Naimer SA.
Dermatol Online J. 2012 Nov 15;18(11):9.
PMID: 23217950 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower Limb Prosthetics

Changing perceptions of transtibial amputation
(full text)
Malay DS.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2012 Nov-Dec;51(6):705. Epub 2012 Sep 14.
PMID: 22981486 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Muscle activation patterns during walking from transtibial amputees recorded within the residual limb-prosthetic interface
(full text)
Huang S, Ferris DP.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Aug 10;9:55.
PMID: 22882763 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Residual limb wounds or ulcers heal in transtibial amputees using an active suction socket system. A randomized controlled study
(full text)
Traballesi M, Delussu AS, Fusco A, Iosa M, Averna T, Pellegrini R, Brunelli S.
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2012 Dec;48(4):613-23. Epub 2012 May 28.
PMID: 22641248 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Physical activity and lower-back pain in persons with traumatic transfemoral amputation: A national cross-sectional survey
(full text)
Devan H, Tumilty S, Smith C.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012 Dec;49(10):1457-66.
PMID: 23516050 [PubMed—in process]

Can simple clinical tests predict walking ability after prosthetic rehabilitation?
(full text)
Sansam K, O'Connor RJ, Neumann V, Bhakta B.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Nov 5;44(11):968-74.
PMID: 23037865 [PubMed—;indexed for MEDLINE]

Malawian prosthetic and orthotic users' mobility and satisfaction with their lower limb assistive device
(abstract only)
Magnusson L, Ahlström G, Ramstrand N, Fransson EI.
J Rehabil Med. 2013 Feb 28.
PMID: 23450432 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Experimental assessment of a new direct fixation implant for artificial limbs
(abstract only)
Tomaszewski PK, Lasnier B, Hannink G, Verkerke GJ, Verdonschot N.
J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2013 May;21:77-85. Epub 2013 Feb 26.
PMID: 23510969 [PubMed—in process]

Keep moving forward: A new energy returning prosthetic device with low installation height after Syme or Pirogoff amputation
(abstract only)
Mulder IA, Holtslag HR, Beersma LF, Koopman BF.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 May 30. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23625837 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

"Look and feel your best": representations of artificial limb users in prosthetic company advertisements
(abstract only)
Murray CD, Forshaw MJ.
Disabil Rehabil. 2013 Apr 25. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23614375 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Ambroise Paré IV: The early history of artificial limbs (from robotic to prostheses)
(abstract only)
Hernigou P.
Int Orthop. 2013 Jun;37(6):1195-7. Epub 2013 Apr 21.
PMID: 23604214 [PubMed—in process]

Transfemoral amputations: the effect of residual limb length and orientation on gait analysis outcome measures
(abstract only)
Bell JC, Wolf EJ, Schnall BL, Tis JE, Tis LL, Potter BK.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Mar 6;95(5):408-14.
PMID: 23467863 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Preferences for rehabilitation services among women with major limb amputations
(abstract only)
Elnitsky CA, Latlief GA, Andrews EE, Adams-Koss LB, Phillips SL.
Rehabil Nurs. 2013 Jan-Feb;38(1):32-6.
PMID: 23365003 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Preparing our Paralympians: research and development at Össur, UK. Interview by Sarah A. Curran
(abstract only)
Hirons R.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Sep;36(3):366-9.
PMID: 22918916 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effects of altering initial ground contact in the running gait of an individual with transtibial amputation
(abstract only)
Waetjen L, Parker M, Wilken JM.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Sep;36(3):356-60.
PMID: 22918914 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Mechanisms to absorb load in amputee running
(abstract only)
Strike SC, Wickett O, Schoeman M, Diss CE.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Sep;36(3):318-23.
PMID: 22918909 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Leg stiffness and sprint ability in amputee sprinters
(abstract only)
Hobara H, Tominaga S, Umezawa S, Iwashita K, Okino A, Saito T, Usui F, Ogata T.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Sep;36(3):312-7.
PMID: 22918908 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Sprint prostheses used at the Paralympics: a proposal for an assessment method to maintain fairness
(abstract only)
Dyer B, Sewell P, Noroozi S, Redwood S, Broomfield S, Callaway A.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Sep;36(3):306-11.
PMID: 22918907 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of take-off from prosthetic versus intact limb on transtibial amputee long jump technique
(abstract only)
Nolan L, Patritti BL, Simpson KJ.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Sep;36(3):297-305.
PMID: 22918906 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Sport prostheses and prosthetic adaptations for the upper and lower limb amputees: an overview of peer reviewed literature
(abstract only)
Bragaru M, Dekker R, Geertzen JH.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Sep;36(3):290-6.
PMID: 22918905 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Trauma-related amputations: treating the whole patient
(no abstract available)
Ward F.
Md Med. 2012;13(3):15-6.
PMID: 23477260 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Adjustments to amputation and an artificial limb in lower limb amputees
(abstract only)
Sinha R, van den Heuvel WJ, Arokiasamy P.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 May 30. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23722600 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Using vacuum-assisted suspension to manage residual limb wounds in persons with transtibial amputation: A case series
(abstract only)
Hoskins RD, Sutton EE, Kinor D, Schaeffer JM, Fatone S.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 May 17. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23685916 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Test-retest reliability of the Swedish version of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users' Survey
(abstract only)
Jarl G, Holmefur M, Hermansson LM.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 May 7. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23652919 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

The Paralympic effect on amputees' legal claims for prosthetics: demand for newer technology may be costly but offset by improved function in the future
(no abstract available)
Bate A.
BMJ. 2013 Feb 28;346:f1165.
PMID: 23449694 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Eighteen-year follow-up after rotationplasty for a grade IIIC open fracture of the distal femur
(abstract only)
Petri M, Omar M, Horstmann H, Brand S, Krettek C.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013 Mar;133(3):351-5. Epub 2012 Dec 25.
PMID: 23266823 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[Minor amputations: a maxi task : Part 2: From transmetatarsal amputation to hindfoot amputation]
(abstract only—article in German)
Matamoros R, Riepe G, Drees P.
Chirurg. 2012 Nov;83(11):999-1012.
PMID: 22895650 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Quality of life and functionality after lower limb amputations: comparison between uni- vs. bilateral amputee patients
(abstract only)
Akarsu S, Tekin L, Safaz I, Göktepe AS, Yazicioğlu K.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Feb;37(1):9-13. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
PMID: 22833517 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of prosthetic mass distribution on the spatiotemporal characteristics and knee kinematics of transfemoral amputee locomotion
(abstract only)
Hekmatfard M, Farahmand F, Ebrahimi I.
Gait Posture. 2013 Jan;37(1):78-81. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
PMID: 22832472 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Concurrent validity of the Sensory Organization Test measures in unilateral transtibial amputees
(abstract only)
Jayakaran P, Johnson GM, Sullivan SJ.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Feb;37(1):65-9. Epub 2012 Jul 3.
PMID: 22760518 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Management of proximal femoral focal deficiency with limited resources in Haiti
(abstract only)
Lamberg EM, Collins CK, Hanks JE, Alaniz MB.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Feb;37(1):58-64. Epub 2012 Jun 1.
PMID: 22661340 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Incidence of the boundary condition between bone and soft tissue in a finite element model of a transfemoral amputee
(abstract only)
Ramírez JF, Vélez JA.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Dec;36(4):405-14. Epub 2012 Feb 21.
PMID: 22354886 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Functional gait asymmetry of unilateral transfemoral amputees
(abstract only)
Schaarschmidt M, Lipfert SW, Meier-Gratz C, Scholle HC, Seyfarth A.
Hum Mov Sci. 2012 Aug;31(4):907-17. Epub 2012 Jan 16.
PMID: 22248566 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effects of a controlled energy storage and return prototype prosthetic foot on transtibial amputee ambulation
(abstract only)
Segal AD, Zelik KE, Klute GK, Morgenroth DC, Hahn ME, Orendurff MS, Adamczyk PG, Collins SH, Kuo AD, Czerniecki JM.
Hum Mov Sci. 2012 Aug;31(4):918-31. Epub 2011 Nov 17.
PMID: 22100728 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Prosthetics

BioPatRec: A modular research platform for the control of artificial limbs based on pattern recognition algorithms
(full text)
Ortiz-Catalan M, Brånemark R, Håkansson B.
Source Code Biol Med. 2013 Apr 18;8(1):11.
PMID: 23597283 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Neural correlates of the rubber hand illusion in amputees: A report of two cases
(full text)
Schmalzl L, Kalckert A, Ragnö C, Ehrsson HH.
Neurocase. 2013 May 17. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23682688 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Toward attenuating the impact of arm positions on electromyography pattern-recognition based motion classification in transradial amputees
(full text)
Geng Y, Zhou P, Li G.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Oct 5;9:74.
PMID: 23036049 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

EMG-based simultaneous and proportional estimation of wrist/hand kinematics in uni-lateral trans-radial amputees
(full text)
Jiang N, Vest-Nielsen JL, Muceli S, Farina D.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Jun 28;9:42.
PMID: 22742707 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Sensory feedback from a prosthetic hand based on air-mediated pressure from the hand to the forearm skin
(full text)
Antfolk C, Björkman A, Frank SO, Sebelius F, Lundborg G, Rosen B.
J Rehabil Med. 2012 Jul;44(8):702-7.
PMID: 22729800 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

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]

Advances in upper extremity prosthetics
(abstract only)
Zlotolow DA, Kozin SH.
Hand Clin. 2012 Nov;28(4):587-93.
PMID: 23101609 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Sensory feedback in upper limb prosthetics
(abstract only)
Antfolk C, D'Alonzo M, Rosén B, Lundborg G, Sebelius F, Cipriani C.
Expert Rev Med Devices. 2013 Jan;10(1):45-54.
PMID: 23278223 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Enhanced visual feedback for slip prevention with a prosthetic hand
(abstract only)
Engeberg ED, Meek S.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Dec;36(4):423-9. Epub 2012 Mar 8.
PMID: 22402709 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower Limb Orthotics

[Adjuvant treatment of diabetic foot]
(full text)
Lo Pardo D, Pezzuti G, Selleri C, Pepe S, Esposito S.
Infez Med. 2012;20 Suppl 1:35-41.
PMID: 22982696 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Conservative management of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a flawed strategy?
(full text)
Crawford DC, Miller LE, Block JE.
Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2013 Feb 22;5(1):e2
PMID: 23705060 [PubMed]

The effects of a prophylactic knee brace and two neoprene knee sleeves on the performance of healthy athletes: a crossover randomized controlled trial
(full text)
Mortaza N, Ebrahimi I, Jamshidi AA, Abdollah V, Kamali M, Abas WA, Osman NA.
PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e50110. Epub 2012 Nov 21.
PMID: 23185549 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of wearing a dorsiflexion assist orthosis on mobility, perceived fatigue and exertion during the six-minute walk test in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomised cross-over protocol
(full text)
McLoughlin J, Barr C, Sturnieks D, Lord S, Crotty M.
BMC Neurol. 2012 May 25;12:27.
PMID: 22625433 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A unique foot-worn device for patients with degenerative meniscal tear
(full text)
Elbaz A, Beer Y, Rath E, Morag G, Segal G, Debbi EM, Wasser D, Mor A, Debi R.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Feb;21(2):380-7. Epub 2012 May 4.
PMID: 22555568 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Mechanical and biomechanical analysis of a linear piston design for angular-velocity-based orthotic control
(full text)
Lemaire ED, Samadi R, Goudreau L, Kofman J.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013 Jan;50(1):43-52.
PMID: 23516082 [PubMed—in process]

Pressure-relieving interventions for treating diabetic foot ulcers
(abstract only)
Lewis J, Lipp A.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jan 31;1:CD002302.
PMID: 23440787 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

New devices compensate for foot drop. Nerve stimulation can help many people walk normally again
(no abstract available)
No authors listed.
Harv Heart Lett. 2012 Oct;23(2):6.
PMID: 23437467 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Aircast walking boot and below-knee walking cast for avulsion fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal: a comparative cohort study
(abstract only)
Shahid MK, Punwar S, Boulind C, Bannister G.
Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Jan;34(1):75-9.
PMID: 23386764 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Brief report: custom foot orthoses for foot pain: what does the evidence say?
(no abstract available)
Hawke F, Burns J.
Foot Ankle Int. 2012 Dec;33(12):1161-3.
PMID: 23199871 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Combined effects of a valgus knee brace and lateral wedge foot orthotic on the external knee adduction moment in patients with varus gonarthrosis
(abstract only)
Moyer RF, Birmingham TB, Dombroski CE, Walsh RF, Leitch KM, Jenkyn TR, Giffin JR.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jan;94(1):103-12. Epub 2012 Sep 17.
PMID: 22995151 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Foot orthoses
(no abstract available)
Kirby KA, Spooner SK, Scherer PR, Schuberth JM.
Foot Ankle Spec. 2012 Oct;5(5):334-43. Epub 2012 Sep 10.
PMID: 22965220 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Characteristics of foot structure and footwear associated with hallux valgus: a systematic review
(abstract only)
Nix SE, Vicenzino BT, Collins NJ, Smith MD.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2012 Oct;20(10):1059-74. Epub 2012 Jul 5.
PMID: 22771775 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Dermal substitute template use in diabetic foot ulcers: case reports
(abstract only)
Alagaratnam S, Choong A, Loh A.
Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2012 Sep;11(3):161-4. Epub 2012 Jun 3.
PMID: 22665922 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of foot orthotic use on exercise related leg pain in cross country athletes
(abstract only)
Reinking MF, Hayes AM, Austin TM.
Phys Ther Sport. 2012 Nov;13(4):214-8. Epub 2012 Jan 15.
PMID: 23068895 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[Presurgical and postsurgical orthotic management of the rheumatoid foot]
(abstract only—article in German)
Carl HD, Swoboda B.
Z Rheumatol. 2012 Oct;71(8):680-4.
PMID: 23052558 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of brace design on patients with ACL-ruptures
(abstract only)
Strutzenberger G, Braig M, Sell S, Boes K, Schwameder H.
Int J Sports Med. 2012 Nov;33(11):934-9. Epub 2012 Jun 15.
PMID: 22706937 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Lateral wedges alter mediolateral load distributions at the knee joint in obese individuals
(abstract only)
Russell EM, Miller RH, Umberger BR, Hamill J.
J Orthop Res. 2013 May;31(5):665-71. Epub 2012 Dec 13.
PMID: 23239489 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of the Dual AFO on gait parameters in stroke patients
(abstract only)
Hwang YI, An DH, Yoo WG.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2012;31(4):387-93.
PMID: 23232162 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A linear allergic contact dermatitis to p-tert-butylphenol formaldehyde resin sectorially present in a neoprene orthopedic brace: role of spectroscopy
(no abstract available)
Corazza M, Zauli S, Bernardi T, Trapella C, Benetti S, Virgili A.
Dermatitis. 2012 Nov-Dec;23(6):292-3.
PMID: 23169214 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in adolescent patients: limb asymmetry and functional knee bracing
(abstract only)
Dai B, Butler RJ, Garrett WE, Queen RM.
Am J Sports Med. 2012 Dec;40(12):2756-63. Epub 2012 Oct 3.
PMID: 23035150 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of an antipronation foot orthosis on ankle and subtalar kinematics
(abstract only)
Liu A, Nester CJ, Jones RK, Lundgren P, Lundberg A, Arndt A, Wolf P.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 Dec;44(12):2384-91.
PMID: 22968307 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Offloading effect of therapeutic footwear in patients with diabetic neuropathy at high risk for plantar foot ulceration
(abstract only)
Arts ML, Waaijman R, de Haart M, Keukenkamp R, Nollet F, Bus SA.
Diabet Med. 2012 Dec;29(12):1534-41.
PMID: 22913552 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison of the efficacy of laterally wedged insoles and bespoke unloader knee orthoses in treating medial compartment knee osteoarthritis
(abstract only)
Arazpour M, Bani MA, Maleki M, Ghomshe FT, Kashani RV, Hutchins SW.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Feb;37(1):50-7. Epub 2012 Aug 3.
PMID: 22864510 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparing gait performance of people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease who do and do not wear ankle foot orthoses
(abstract only)
Ramdharry GM, Pollard AJ, Marsden JF, Reilly MM.
Physiother Res Int. 2012 Dec;17(4):191-9. Epub 2012 Jan 9.
PMID: 22228620 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison of the effects of solid versus hinged ankle foot orthoses on select temporal gait parameters in patients with incomplete spinal cord injury during treadmill walking
(abstract only)
Arazpour M, Tajik HR, Aminian G, Bani MA, Ghomshe FT, Hutchins SW.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Feb;37(1):70-5. Epub 2012 Jul 2.
PMID: 22751217 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

You've heard about outcome measures, so how do you use them? Integrating clinically relevant outcome measures in orthotic management of stroke
(abstract only)
Robinson C, Fatone S.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Feb;37(1):30-42. Epub 2012 Jun 8.
PMID: 22683738 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Reciprocal gait orthoses and powered gait orthoses for walking by spinal cord injury patients
(abstract only)
Arazpour M, Bani MA, Hutchins SW.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Feb;37(1):14-21. Epub 2012 May 15.
PMID: 22588849 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Pressure-reduction and preservation in custom-made footwear of patients with diabetes and a history of plantar ulceration
(abstract only)
Waaijman R, Arts ML, Haspels R, Busch-Westbroek TE, Nollet F, Bus SA.
Diabet Med. 2012 Dec;29(12):1542-9.
PMID: 22540919 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of ankle taping or bracing on proprioception in functional ankle instability: a systematic review and meta-analysis
(abstract only)
Raymond J, Nicholson LL, Hiller CE, Refshauge KM.
J Sci Med Sport. 2012 Sep;15(5):386-92. Epub 2012 Apr 17.
PMID: 22513304 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Ankle-foot orthotic management in neuromuscular disorders: recommendations for future research
(abstract only)
Chisholm AE, Perry SD.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 Nov;7(6):437-49. Epub 2012 Apr 25.
PMID: 22533384 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of a metatarsal pad on the forefoot during gait
(abstract only)
Koenraadt KL, Stolwijk NM, van den Wildenberg D, Duysens J, Keijsers NL.
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2012 Jan-Feb;102(1):18-24.
PMID: 22232317 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of footwear comfort perception on the neuromuscular control of balance
(abstract only)
Burke JR.
Int J Neurosci. 2012 Apr;122(4):209-20. Epub 2012 Feb 21.
PMID: 22117882 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of a foot-drop stimulator and ankle-foot orthosis on walking performance after stroke: a multicenter randomized controlled trial
(abstract only)
Everaert DG, Stein RB, Abrams GM, Dromerick AW, Francisco GE, Hafner BJ, Huskey TN, Munin MC, Nolan KJ, Kufta CV.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 Sep;27(7):579-91. Epub 2013 Apr 4.
PMID: 23558080 [PubMed—in process]

Economic analysis of soft-heel casting for diabetic foot ulcer: prevention and treatment
(abstract only)
Craig J, Shenton R, Smith A.
J Wound Care. 2013 Jan;22(1):44-8.
PMID: 23299358 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of a modified shoe on knee load in people with and those without knee osteoarthritis
(abstract only)
Bennell KL, Kean CO, Wrigley TV, Hinman RS.
Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Mar;65(3):701-9.
PMID: 23203206 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of ankle-foot orthoses on trunk sway and lower limb intersegmental coordination in children with bilateral cerebral palsy
(abstract only)
Degelean M, De Borre L, Salvia P, Pelc K, Kerckhofs E, De Meirleir L, Cheron G, Dan B.
J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2012;5(3):171-9.
PMID: 23023249 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The efficacy of nonsurgical interventions for pediatric flexible flat foot: a critical review
(abstract only)
Jane MacKenzie A, Rome K, Evans AM.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Dec;32(8):830-4.
PMID: 23147627 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Functional outcome after air-stirrup ankle brace or fiberglass backslab for pediatric low-risk ankle fractures: a randomized observer-blinded controlled trial
(abstract only)
Barnett PL, Lee MH, Oh L, Cull G, Babl F.
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Aug;28(8):745-9.
PMID: 22858744 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Orthotics

Re: Manente G, Melchionda D, Staniscia T, D'Archivio C, Mazzone V, Macarini L. Changes in the carpal tunnel while wearing the Manu® soft hand brace: a sonographic study. J Hand Surg Eur. 2012, 1753193412446112, first published on 28 May 2012
(no abstract available)
Kerasnoudis A.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Oct;37(8):801; author reply 801-2.
PMID: 23042778 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Pediatrics

Plagiocephaly and brachycephaly treatment with cranial orthosis: a case report
(full text)
Schreen G, Matarazzo CG.
Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2013 Mar;11(1):114-8.
PMID: 23579755 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Abdominal wall ischemic fasciitis associated with a torso brace in a young girl
(full text)
Naimer SA.
Dermatol Online J. 2012 Nov 15;18(11):9.
PMID: 23217950 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[The fitting of prostheses for children with a lower limb amputation]
(abstract only—article in French)
Chiesa G, Arfaoui M, Fontugne MJ.
Soins Pediatr Pueric. 2013 Jan-Feb;(270):23-5.
PMID: 23379065 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of ankle-foot orthoses on trunk sway and lower limb intersegmental coordination in children with bilateral cerebral palsy
(abstract only)
Degelean M, De Borre L, Salvia P, Pelc K, Kerckhofs E, De Meirleir L, Cheron G, Dan B.
J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2012;5(3):171-9.
PMID: 23023249 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The efficacy of nonsurgical interventions for pediatric flexible flat foot: a critical review
(abstract only)
Jane MacKenzie A, Rome K, Evans AM.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Dec;32(8):830-4.
PMID: 23147627 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Functional outcome after air-stirrup ankle brace or fiberglass backslab for pediatric low-risk ankle fractures: a randomized observer-blinded controlled trial
(abstract only)
Barnett PL, Lee MH, Oh L, Cull G, Babl F.
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Aug;28(8):745-9.
PMID: 22858744 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of Milwaukee brace on static and dynamic balance of female hyperkyphotic adolescents
(abstract only)
Eshraghi A, Maroufi N, Sanjari MA, Saeedi H, Keyhani MR, Gholizadeh H, Osman NA.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Feb;37(1):76-84. Epub 2012 Jul 2.
PMID: 22751219 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Clinical practice. Idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents
(no abstract available)
Hresko MT.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Feb 28;368(9):834-41.
PMID: 23445094 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Spinal Orthotics

Design and validation of transducers to measure interface force distribution in a spinal orthosis
(abstract only)
Chan A, Lou E, Hill D, Faulkner G.
Med Eng Phys. 2012 Nov;34(9):1310-6. Epub 2012 Jan 20.
PMID: 22265098 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparative analysis of clinical outcomes in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs): conservative treatment versus balloon kyphoplasty
(abstract only)
Lee HM, Park SY, Lee SH, Suh SW, Hong JY.
Spine J. 2012 Nov;12(11):998-1005. Epub 2012 Sep 29.
PMID: 23026068 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of a spinal orthosis on posture and cardio-respiratory functions in progressive myopathic scoliosis
(abstract only)
Mohanty RK, Tripathi A, Lenka P, Equebal A, Kumar R.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012 Dec;36(4):450-5. Epub 2012 May 1.
PMID: 22549821 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of ankle-foot orthoses on trunk sway and lower limb intersegmental coordination in children with bilateral cerebral palsy
(abstract only)
Degelean M, De Borre L, Salvia P, Pelc K, Kerckhofs E, De Meirleir L, Cheron G, Dan B.
J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2012;5(3):171-9.
PMID: 23023249 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of Milwaukee brace on static and dynamic balance of female hyperkyphotic adolescents
(abstract only)
Eshraghi A, Maroufi N, Sanjari MA, Saeedi H, Keyhani MR, Gholizadeh H, Osman NA.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Feb;37(1):76-84. Epub 2012 Jul 2.
PMID: 22751219 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Clinical practice. Idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents
(no abstract available)
Hresko MT.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Feb 28;368(9):834-41.
PMID: 23445094 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

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