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Literature Update January 2014
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The Academy provides this regular e-update 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 July – September 2013.
Where available, links to freely accessible full text versions of the article are provided. Where only a link to the abstract is provided, the full article may be available for purchase. Results were edited for clinical relevance.

This month’s featured article comes from a team of researchers out of the University of Ghent in Ghent, Belgium who collected kinematic and metabolic data of eight subjects using exoskeletons while walking on a treadmill. They discovered that actuation at approximately 37 percent allowed for the highest reduction in metabolic cost, and that at approximately 45 percent, provided the greatest performance or metabolic effects versus exoskeleton power. A supplementary study using 43 percent actuation found power not used for storage in tendons for energy return during terminal swing or knee deceleration. The authors concluded it is theoretically possible to produce ambulant exoskeletons without power supply restrictions.

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

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—in process]

Could clinical ultrasound improve the fitting of spinal orthosis for the patients with AIS?
Li M, Cheng J, Ying M, Ng B, Zheng YP, Lam TP, Wong WY, Wong MS.
Eur Spine J. 2012 Oct;21(10):1926-35. Epub 2012 Mar 25.
PMID: 22447408 [PubMed—;indexed for MEDLINE]

Early mobilization with customized TLSO brace in thoracolumbar burst fractures
Öztürk I, Ertürer E, Sönmez MM, Sari S,Şeker A, Seçkİn MF.
Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2012;46(5):373-8.
PMID: 23268823 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[The long-term results of brace treatment in Perthes disease]
(article in Turkish)
Kerimoğlu S, Citlak A, Baki C, Aydin H.
Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi. 2012 Apr;23(1):25-9.
PMID: 22448826 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Factors associated with the success of the Rigo System Chêneau brace in treating mild to moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Ovadia D, Eylon S, Mashiah A, Wientroub S, Lebel ED.
J Child Orthop. 2012 Aug;6(4):327-31. Epub 2012 Aug 14.
PMID: 23904900 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A simple exoskeleton that assists plantarflexion can reduce the metabolic cost of human walking
Malcolm P, Derave W, Galle S, De Clercq D.
PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56137. Epub 2013 Feb 13.
PMID: 23418524 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A new approach to prevention of knee osteoarthritis: Reducing medial load in the contralateral knee
Jones RK, Chapman GJ, Findlow AH, Forsythe L, Parkes MJ, Sultan J, Felson DT.
J Rheumatol. 2013 Mar;40(3):309-15. Epub 2013 Jan 15.
PMID: 23322462 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of posture-control insoles on function in children with cerebral palsy: Randomized controlled clinical trial
Pasini Neto H, Grecco LA, Christovão TC, Braun LA, Giannasi LC, Salgado AS, de Moura RC, de Carvalho Pde T, Corrêa JC, Sampaio LM, Galli M, Oliveira CS.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012 Oct 4;13:193. Epub 2012 Oct 4.
PMID: 23033863 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Plasticity in the visual system is associated with prosthesis use in phantom limb pain
Preißler S, Dietrich C, Blume KR, Hofmann GO, Miltner WH, Weiss T.
Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Jun 24;7:311. Epub 2013 June 24.
PMID: 23805096[PubMed—in process]

Do orthopaedic shoes improve local dynamic stability of gait? An observational study in patients with chronic foot and ankle injuries
Terrier P, Luthi F, Dériaz O.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Mar 14;14:94.
PMID: 23496924 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Optimising ankle foot orthoses for children with cerebral palsy walking with excessive knee flexion to improve their mobility and participation; protocol of the AFO-CP study
Kerkum YL, Harlaar J, Buizer AI, van den Noort JC, Becher JG, Brehm MA.
BMC Pediatr. 2013 Feb 1;13:17.
PMID: 23374998 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Preliminary assessment of the efficacy of supplementing knee extension capability in a lower limb exoskeleton with FES
Quintero HA, Farris RJ, Ha K, Goldfarb M.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:3360-3.
PMID: 23366646 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of long-term corset wearing on chronic low back pain
Sato N, Sekiguchi M, Kikuchi S, Shishido H, Sato K, Konno S.
Fukushima J Med Sci. 2012;58(1):60-5.
PMID: 22790893 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Energy consumption during prosthetic walking and physical fitness in older hip disarticulation amputees
Chin T, Kuroda R, Akisue T, Iguchi T, Kurosaka M.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(8):1255-60.
PMID: 23341317 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Can vibratory feedback be used to improve postural stability in persons with transtibial limb loss?
Rusaw D, Hagberg K, Nolan L, Ramstrand N.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(8):1239-54.
PMID: 23341316 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Device to monitor sock use in people using prosthetic limbs: Technical report
Sanders JE, Murthy R, Cagle JC, Allyn KJ, Phillips RH, Otis BP.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(8):1229-38.
PMID: 23341315 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Hyperbaric oxygenation accelerates prosthetic rehabilitation of lower limb amputees
Igor S, Mirko T, Dalibor P, Milutin R, Dusica D, Vladimir Z, Vladimir J.
Undersea Hyperb Med. 2013 May-Jun;40(3):289-97.
PMID: 23789564 [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]

Nonoperative treatment of displaced type II odontoid peg fractures with a Philadelphia collar
Singh V, Banerjee S, Onukaogu S, Singh P, Leitao J.
Orthopedics. 2012 Apr;35(4):e538-42.
PMID: 22495856 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower 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—in process]

Plasticity in the visual system is associated with prosthesis use in phantom limb pain
(full text)
Preißler S, Dietrich C, Blume KR, Hofmann GO, Miltner WH, Weiss T.
Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Jun 24;7:311.
PMID: 23805096 [PubMed—in process]

Energy consumption during prosthetic walking and physical fitness in older hip disarticulation amputees
(full text)
Chin T, Kuroda R, Akisue T, Iguchi T, Kurosaka M.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(8):1255-60.
PMID: 23341317 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Can vibratory feedback be used to improve postural stability in persons with transtibial limb loss?
(full text)
Rusaw D, Hagberg K, Nolan L, Ramstrand N.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(8):1239-54.
PMID: 23341316 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Device to monitor sock use in people using prosthetic limbs: Technical report
(full text)
Sanders JE, Murthy R, Cagle JC, Allyn KJ, Phillips RH, Otis BP.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(8):1229-38.
PMID: 23341315 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of amputation level on the stress transferred to the femur by an artificial limb directly attached to the bone
(abstract only)
Newcombe L, Dewar M, Blunn GW, Fromme P.
Med Eng Phys. 2013 Dec;35(12):1744-53. Epub Aug 13.
PMID: 23953406 [PubMed—in process]

[Criteria for socket type prescription: indications and contraindications of a liner system]
(abstract only—article in German)
Horter MJ, Wieners E, Wühr J, Kirch H, Budny T, Schüling S, Wetz HH.
Z Orthop Unfall. 2013 Feb;151(1):66-73. Epub 2013 Feb 19.
PMID: 23423593 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A running controller for a powered transfemoral prosthesis
(abstract only)
Huff AM, Lawson BE, Goldfarb M.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:4168-71.
PMID: 23366846 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A preliminary investigation of powered prostheses for improved walking biomechanics in bilateral transfemoral amputees
(abstract only)
Lawson BE, Huff A, Goldfarb M.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:4164-7.
PMID: 23366845 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Gait motion analysis in the unrestrained condition of transfemoral amputee with a prosthetic limb
(abstract only)
Hayashi Y, Tsujiuchi N, Koizumi T, Uno R, Matsuda Y, Tsuchiya Y, Inoue Y.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:3040-3.
PMID: 23366566 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Combat-incurred bilateral transfemoral limb loss: A comparison of the Vietnam War to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
(abstract only)
Dougherty PJ, McFarland LV, Smith DG, Reiber GE.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec;73(6):1590-5.
PMID: 23032809 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Knee and hip internal moments and upper-body kinematics in the frontal plane in unilateral transtibial amputees
(abstract only)
Rueda FM, Diego IM, Sánchez AM, Tejada MC, Montero FM, Page JC.
Gait Posture. 2013 Mar;37(3):436-9. Epub 2012 Sep 26.
PMID: 23021254 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Gait variability and regularity of people with transtibial amputations
(abstract only)
Parker K, Hanada E, Adderson J.
Gait Posture. 2013 Feb;37(2):269-73. Epub 2012 Aug 28.
PMID: 22939409 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Postural responses during volitional and perturbed dynamic balance tasks in new lower limb amputees: A longitudinal study
(abstract only)
Barnett CT, Vanicek N, Polman RC.
Gait Posture. 2013 Mar;37(3):319-25. Epub 2012 Aug 24.
PMID: 22921490 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Hyperbaric oxygenation accelerates prosthetic rehabilitation of lower limb amputees
(full text)
Igor S, Mirko T, Dalibor P, Milutin R, Dusica D, Vladimir Z, Vladimir J.
Undersea Hyperb Med. 2013 May-Jun;40(3):289-97.
PMID: 23789564 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison of functional outcomes following bridge synostosis with non-bone-bridging transtibial combat-related amputations
(abstract only)
Keeling JJ, Shawen SB, Forsberg JA, Kirk KL, Hsu JR, Gwinn DE, Potter BK.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 May 15;95(10):888-93.
PMID: 23677355 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Multi-body simulation of various falling scenarios for determining resulting loads at the prosthesis interface of transfemoral amputees with osseointegrated fixation
(abstract only)
Welke B, Schwarze M, Hurschler C, Calliess T, Seehaus F.
J Orthop Res. 2013 Jul;31(7):1123-9. Epub 2013 Mar 13.
PMID: 23494733 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The traumatic lower extremity amputee: Surgical challenges and advances in prosthetics
(abstract only)
Cannada LK, Vaidya R, Covey DC, Hanna K, Dougherty P.
Instr Course Lect. 2013;62:3-15.
PMID: 23395010 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A scoping literature review of the provision of orthoses and prostheses in resource-limited environments 2000 – 2010. Part two: Research and outcomes
(abstract only)
Ikeda AJ, Grabowski AM, Lindsley A, Sadeghi-Demneh E, Reisinger KD.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Aug 13. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23942758 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]


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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—in process]

Plasticity in the visual system is associated with prosthesis use in phantom limb pain
(full text)
Preißler S, Dietrich C, Blume KR, Hofmann GO, Miltner WH, Weiss T.
Front Hum Neurosci. 2013 Jun 24;7:311.
PMID: 23805096 [PubMed—in process]

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]

[Macro replantation of upper extremity. Update and review of the long-term functional results]
(abstract only—article in French)
Datco A, Duysens C, Massagé P, Carlier A.
Rev Med Liege. 2013 Mar;68(3):122-7.
PMID: 23614320 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A scoping literature review of the provision of orthoses and prostheses in resource-limited environments 2000 – 2010. Part two: Research and outcomes
(abstract only)
Ikeda AJ, Grabowski AM, Lindsley A, Sadeghi-Demneh E, Reisinger KD.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Aug 13. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23942758 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]


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Lower Limb Orthotics

A simple exoskeleton that assists plantarflexion can reduce the metabolic cost of human walking
(full text)
Malcolm P, Derave W, Galle S, De Clercq D.
PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56137. Epub 2013 Feb 13.
PMID: 23418524 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A new approach to prevention of knee osteoarthritis: Reducing medial load in the contralateral knee
(full text)
Jones RK, Chapman GJ, Findlow AH, Forsythe L, Parkes MJ, Sultan J, Felson DT.
J Rheumatol. 2013 Mar;40(3):309-15. Epub 2013 Jan 15.
PMID: 23322462 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Do orthopaedic shoes improve local dynamic stability of gait? An observational study in patients with chronic foot and ankle injuries
(full text)
Terrier P, Luthi F, Dériaz O.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Mar 14;14:94.
PMID: 23496924 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Optimising ankle foot orthoses for children with cerebral palsy walking with excessive knee flexion to improve their mobility and participation; protocol of the AFO-CP study
(full text)
Kerkum YL, Harlaar J, Buizer AI, van den Noort JC, Becher JG, Brehm MA.
BMC Pediatr. 2013 Feb 1;13:17.
PMID: 23374998 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Preliminary assessment of the efficacy of supplementing knee extension capability in a lower limb exoskeleton with FES
(full text)
Quintero HA, Farris RJ, Ha K, Goldfarb M.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:3360-3.
PMID: 23366646 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Are soft in-soles or orthotics better than no insoles to prevent stress fractures of the lower extremity in adults?
(no abstract available)
Zukas R, Sloat N, Wright P.
J Okla State Med Assoc. 2013 Mar;106(3):81-2.
PMID: 23687717 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Management of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease using an A-frame orthosis and hip range of motion: A 25-year experience
(abstract only)
Rich MM, Schoenecker PL.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Mar;33(2):112-9.
PMID: 23389562 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The impact of foot insole on the energy consumption of flat-footed individuals during walking
(abstract only)
Karimi MT, Fereshtehnejad N, Pool F.
Foot Ankle Spec. 2013 Feb;6(1):21-6. Epub 2012 Sep 5.
PMID: 22956661 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Influence of a valgus knee brace on muscle activation and co-contraction in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis
(abstract only)
Fantini Pagani CH, Willwacher S, Kleis B, Brüggemann GP.
J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2013 Apr;23(2):490-500. Epub 2012 Nov 9.
PMID: 23142529 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Differences in tibia morphology between the sound and affected sides in ankle-foot orthosis-using survivors of stroke
(abstract only)
Sherk KA, Sherk VD, Anderson MA, Bemben DA, Bemben MG.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Mar;94(3):510-5. Epub 2012 Oct 30.
PMID: 23123505 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The influence of motion control shoes on the running gait of mature and young females
(abstract only)
Lilley K, Stiles V, Dixon S.
Gait Posture. 2013 Mar;37(3):331-5. Epub 2012 Oct 31.
PMID: 23122596 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of varying the plantarflexion resistance of an ankle-foot orthosis on knee joint kinematics in patients with stroke
(abstract only)
Kobayashi T, Leung AK, Akazawa Y, Hutchins SW.
Gait Posture. 2013 Mar;37(3):457-9. Epub 2012 Aug 24.
PMID: 22921491 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A comparison of the biomechanical effects of valgus knee braces and lateral wedged insoles in patients with knee osteoarthritis
(abstract only)
Jones RK, Nester CJ, Richards JD, Kim WY, Johnson DS, Jari S, Laxton P, Tyson SF.
Gait Posture. 2013 Mar;37(3):368-72. Epub 2012 Aug 21.
PMID: 22920242 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of a SERF strap on pain and knee-valgus angle during unilateral squat and step landing in patellofemoral patients
(abstract only)
Herrington L.
J Sport Rehabil. 2013 Feb;22(1):27-32. Epub 2012 Aug 16.
PMID: 22902567 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Changes in windlass effect in response to different shoe and insole designs during walking
(abstract only)
Lin SC, Chen CP, Tang SF, Wong AM, Hsieh JH, Chen WP.
Gait Posture. 2013 Feb;37(2):235-41. Epub 2012 Aug 9.
PMID: 22884544 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of medially wedged foot orthoses on knee and hip joint running mechanics in females with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome
(abstract only)
Boldt AR, Willson JD, Barrios JA, Kernozek TW.
J Appl Biomech. 2013 Feb;29(1):68-77. Epub 2012 Jul 5.
PMID: 22815282 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Improvement in knee loading after use of specialized footwear for knee osteoarthritis: Results of a six-month pilot investigation
(abstract only)
Shakoor N, Lidtke RH, Wimmer MA, Mikolaitis RA, Foucher KC, Thorp LE, Fogg LF, Block JA.
Arthritis Rheum. 2013 May;65(5):1282-9.
PMID: 23575871 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Unloader knee braces for osteoarthritis: Do patients actually wear them?
(abstract only)
Squyer E, Stamper DL, Hamilton DT, Sabin JA, Leopold SS.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jun;471(6):1982-91. Epub 2013 Feb 2.
PMID: 23378240 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Improvement in quality of life with use of an unloader knee brace in active patients with OA: A prospective cohort study
(abstract only)
Briggs KK, Matheny LM, Steadman JR.
J Knee Surg. 2012 Nov;25(5):417-21. Epub 2012 May 21.
PMID: 23150353 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluation of combined prescription of rocker sole shoes and custom-made foot orthoses for the treatment of plantar fasciitis
(abstract only)
Fong DT, Pang KY, Chung MM, Hung AS, Chan KM.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012 Dec;27(10):1072-7. Epub 2012 Sep 3.
PMID: 22954426 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Contoured in-shoe foot orthoses increase mid-foot plantar contact area when compared with a flat insert during cycling
(abstract only)
Bousie JA, Blanch P, McPoil TG, Vicenzino B.
J Sci Med Sport. 2013 Jan;16(1):60-4. Epub 2012 Jun 1.
PMID: 22658845 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Functionally optimised orthoses for early rheumatoid arthritis foot disease: A study of mechanisms and patient experience
(abstract only)
Gibson KS, Woodburn J, Porter D, Telfer S.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Jul 8. Epub ahead of print
PMID: 23836484 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

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 customized foot orthotics in addition to usual care for the management of chronic low back pain following work-related low back injury
(abstract only)
Ferrari R.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2013 Jul-Aug;36(6):359-63. Epub 2013 Jul 3.
PMID: 23830710 [PubMed—in process]

Long-term outcomes of a dynamic ankle-foot orthosis on gait characteristics of a service member with incomplete nerve injury to the lower extremity: A case report
(abstract only)
Presuto MM, Stickley CD, Perlsweig KA, Kimura IF, Antoine GM.
Mil Med. 2013 Jul;178(7):e870-5.
PMID: 23820369 [PubMed—in process]

Effect of different orthotic concepts as first line treatment of plantar fasciitis
(abstract only)
Walther M, Kratschmer B, Verschl J, Volkering C, Altenberger S, Kriegelstein S, Hilgers M.
Foot Ankle Surg. 2013 Jun;19(2):103-7. Epub 2013 Feb 19.
PMID: 23548451 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Recurrence of acute Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy after conservative treatment
(abstract only)
Osterhoff G, Böni T, Berli M.
Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Mar;34(3):359-64. Epub 2013 Jan 10.
PMID: 23520293 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Current recommendations for anterior cruciate ligament bracing: When to use
(abstract only)
Masini BD, Owens BD.
Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Feb;41(1):35-9.
PMID: 23445858 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Examination of a muscular activity estimation model using a Bayesian network for the influence of an ankle foot orthosis
(abstract only)
Inoue J, Kawamura K, Fujie MG.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:6446-50.
PMID: 23367405 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Simulation of human walking with powered orthosis for designing practical assistive device
(abstract only)
Uchiyama Y, Nagai C, Obinata G.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:4816-9.
PMID: 23367005 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effects of locomotor training with a robotic-gait orthosis (Lokomat) on neuromuscular properties in persons with chronic SCI
(abstract only)
Mirbagheri MM, Niu X, Kindig M, Varoqui D.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:3854-7.
PMID: 23366769 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of foot orthoses on balance, foot pain and disability in elderly women with osteoporosis: A randomized clinical trial
(abstract only)
de Morais Barbosa C, Barros Bértolo M, Marques Neto JF, Bellini Coimbra I, Davitt M, de Paiva Magalhães E.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Mar;52(3):515-22. Epub 2012 Nov 28.
PMID: 23192905 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Medial arch supports do not significantly alter the knee adduction moment in people with knee osteoarthritis
(abstract only)
Hinman RS, Bardin L, Simic M, Bennell KL.
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Jan;21(1):28-34. Epub 2012 Oct 24.
PMID: 23103749 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

An evaluation of personalised insoles developed using additive manufacturing
(abstract only)
Salles AS, Gyi DE.
J Sports Sci. 2013;31(4):442-50. Epub 2012 Oct 22.
PMID: 23083421 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A historical perspective of PCL bracing
(abstract only)
Jansson KS, Costello KE, O'Brien L, Wijdicks CA, Laprade RF.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 May;21(5):1064-70. Epub 2012 May 24.
PMID: 22622778 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A scoping literature review of the provision of orthoses and prostheses in resource-limited environments 2000 – 2010. Part two: Research and outcomes
(abstract only)
Ikeda AJ, Grabowski AM, Lindsley A, Sadeghi-Demneh E, Reisinger KD.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Aug 13. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23942758 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]


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Upper Limb Orthotics

Changes in the carpal tunnel while wearing the Manu® soft hand brace: A sonographic study
(abstract only)
Manente G, Melchionda D, Staniscia T, D'Archivio C, Mazzone V, Macarini L.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Jan;38(1):57-60. Epub 2012 May 28.
PMID: 22640934 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Treatment of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder with a static progressive stretch device: A prospective, randomized study
(abstract only)
Ibrahim MI, Johnson AJ, Pivec R, Issa K, Naziri Q, Kapadia BH, Mont MA.
J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2012;22(4):281-91.
PMID: 23662659 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

An innovative orthotic design for midcarpal instability, non-dissociative: Mobility with stability
(abstract only)
O'Brien MT.
J Hand Ther. 2013 Oct-Dec;26(4):363-4. Epub 2013 June 15.
PMID: 23777941 [PubMed—in process]

A scoping literature review of the provision of orthoses and prostheses in resource-limited environments 2000 – 2010. Part two: Research and outcomes
(abstract only)
Ikeda AJ, Grabowski AM, Lindsley A, Sadeghi-Demneh E, Reisinger KD.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Aug 13. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23942758 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]


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Pediatrics

[The long-term results of brace treatment in Perthes disease]
(full text—article in Turkish)
Kerimoğlu S, Citlak A, Baki C, Aydin H.
Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi. 2012 Apr;23(1):25-9.
PMID: 22448826 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Factors associated with the success of the Rigo System Chêneau brace in treating mild to moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
(full text)
Ovadia D, Eylon S, Mashiah A, Wientroub S, Lebel ED.
J Child Orthop. 2012 Aug;6(4):327-31. Epub 2012 Aug 14.
PMID: 23904900 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of posture-control insoles on function in children with cerebral palsy: Randomized controlled clinical trial
(full text)
Pasini Neto H, Grecco LA, Christovão TC, Braun LA, Giannasi LC, Salgado AS, de Moura RC, de Carvalho Pde T, Corrêa JC, Sampaio LM, Galli M, Oliveira CS.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012 Oct 4;13:193.
PMID: 23033863 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Optimising ankle foot orthoses for children with cerebral palsy walking with excessive knee flexion to improve their mobility and participation; protocol of the AFO-CP study
(full text)
Kerkum YL, Harlaar J, Buizer AI, van den Noort JC, Becher JG, Brehm MA.
BMC Pediatr. 2013 Feb 1;13:17.
PMID: 23374998 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A prospective randomized trial on preventative methods for positional head deformity: Physiotherapy versus a positioning pillow
(abstract only)
Wilbrand JF, Seidl M, Wilbrand M, Streckbein P, Böttger S, Pons-Kuehnemann J, Hahn A, Howaldt HP.
J Pediatr. 2013 Jun;162(6):1216-21. Epub 2013 Jan 11.
PMID: 23312680 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[Treatment of pediatric flat feet by shoe insoles : A scientific-based therapy?]
(abstract only—article in German)
Götz J, Grifka J, Baier C.
Orthopade. 2013 Jan;42(1):6-11.
PMID: 23306523 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Achievement of gross motor milestones in children with idiopathic clubfoot treated with the Ponseti method
(abstract only)
Sala DA, Chu A, Lehman WB, van Bosse HJ.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jan;33(1):55-8.
PMID: 23232380 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

New brace design combining CAD/CAM and biomechanical simulation for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
(abstract only)
Desbiens-Blais F, Clin J, Parent S, Labelle H, Aubin CE.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012 Dec;27(10):999-1005. Epub 2012 Sep 16.
PMID: 22989479 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Staged management of pectus carinatum
(abstract only)
Cohee AS, Lin JR, Frantz FW, Kelly RE Jr.
J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Feb;48(2):315-20.
PMID: 23414858 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Bracing is an effective therapy for pectus carinatum: Interim results
(abstract only)
Lee RT, Moorman S, Schneider M, Sigalet DL.
J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan;48(1):184-90.
PMID: 23331813 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A scoping literature review of the provision of orthoses and prostheses in resource-limited environments 2000 – 2010. Part two: Research and outcomes
(abstract only)
Ikeda AJ, Grabowski AM, Lindsley A, Sadeghi-Demneh E, Reisinger KD.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Aug 13. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23942758 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]


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Spinal Orthotics

Could clinical ultrasound improve the fitting of spinal orthosis for the patients with AIS?
(full text)
Li M, Cheng J, Ying M, Ng B, Zheng YP, Lam TP, Wong WY, Wong MS.
Eur Spine J. 2012 Oct;21(10):1926-35. Epub 2012 Mar 25.
PMID: 22447408 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Early mobilization with customized TLSO brace in thoracolumbar burst fractures
(full text)
Öztürk I, Ertürer E, Sönmez MM, Sari S, Şeker A, Seçkin MF.
Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2012;46(5):373-8.
PMID: 23268823 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Factors associated with the success of the Rigo System Chêneau brace in treating mild to moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
(full text)
Ovadia D, Eylon S, Mashiah A, Wientroub S, Lebel ED.
J Child Orthop. 2012 Aug;6(4):327-31. Epub 2012 Aug 14.
PMID: 23904900 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of long-term corset wearing on chronic low back pain
(full text)
Sato N, Sekiguchi M, Kikuchi S, Shishido H, Sato K, Konno S.
Fukushima J Med Sci. 2012;58(1):60-5.
PMID: 22790893 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and eating disorders: Is there a relation? Results of a cross-sectional study
(abstract only)
Zaina F, Donzelli S, Lusini M, Vismara L, Capodaglio P, Neri L, Negrini S.
Res Dev Disabil. 2013 Apr; 34(4):1119-24. Epub 2013 Jan 28.
PMID: 23357674 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Nonoperative treatment of displaced type II odontoid peg fractures with a Philadelphia collar
(full text)
Singh V, Banerjee S, Onukaogu S, Singh P, Leitao J.
Orthopedics. 2012 Apr;35(4):e538-42.
PMID: 22495856 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A 3D motion analysis study comparing the effectiveness of cervical spine orthoses at restricting spinal motion through physiological ranges
(abstract only)
Evans NR, Hooper G, Edwards R, Whatling G, Sparkes V, Holt C, Ahuja S.
Eur Spine J. 2013 Mar;22 Suppl 1:S10-5. Epub 2013 Jan 4.
PMID: 23288458 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effectiveness of brace treatment of Chiari malformation-associated scoliosis after posterior fossa decompression: A comparison with idiopathic scoliosis
(abstract only)
Sha S, Zhu Z, Sun X, Zheng X, Liu Z, Wu T, Yan H, Qiu Y.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Mar 1;38(5):E299-305.
PMID: 23238491 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Stabilization of 2-column thoracolumbar fractures with orthoses: A cadaver model
(abstract only)
Rubery PT, Brown R, Prasarn M, Small J, Conrad B, Horodyski M, Rechtine G.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Mar 1;38(5):E270-5.
PMID: 23211532 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of orthoses on three-dimensional load-displacement properties of the cervical spine
(abstract only)
Ivancic PC.
Eur Spine J. 2013 Jan;22(1):169-77. Epub 2012 Oct 23.
PMID: 23090094 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Is routine postoperative cervical bracing after instrumentation necessary?
(no abstract available)
George KJ, Fehlings MG.
World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb;79(2):273-4. Epub 2012 Dec 25.
PMID: 23273819 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Cervical orthoses after atlantoaxial fixation: Who are we treating, the patient or ourselves?
(no abstract available)
Bhowmick DA, Benzel EC.
World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb;79(2):271-2. Epub 2012 Oct 24.
PMID: 23103257 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Cervical collars: Probably useless; definitely cause harm!
(no abstract available)
Plumb JO, Morris CG.
J Emerg Med. 2013 Jan;44(1):e143. Epub 2012 Aug 9.
PMID: 22883718 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

External cervical orthosis (ECO): To have or not to have
(no abstract available)
Goel A, Kothari M.
World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb;79(2):275-6. Epub 2012 May 24.
PMID: 22634469 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Is external cervical orthotic bracing necessary after posterior atlantoaxial fusion with modern instrumentation: Meta-analysis and review of literature
(abstract only)
Elliott RE, Tanweer O, Boah A, Morsi A, Ma T, Frempong-Boadu A, Smith ML.
World Neurosurg. 2013 Feb;79(2):369-74.e1-12. Epub 2012 Apr 3.
PMID: 22484066 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Postural responses without versus with acute external cervical spine fixation: A comparative study in healthy subjects and patients with acute unilateral vestibular loss
(abstract only)
Bohne S, Heine S, Volk GF, Stadler J, Guntinas-Lichius O.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Jan;270(1):61-7. Epub 2012 Jan 12.
PMID: 22237759 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Does brace treatment impact upon the flexibility and the correctability of idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents?
(abstract only)
Sun X, Liu WJ, Xu LL, Ding Q, Mao SH, Qian BP, Zhu ZZ, Qiu Y.
Eur Spine J. 2013 Feb;22(2):268-73. Epub 2012 Aug 23.
PMID: 22914876 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A scoping literature review of the provision of orthoses and prostheses in resource-limited environments 2000 – 2010. Part two: Research and outcomes
(abstract only)
Ikeda AJ, Grabowski AM, Lindsley A, Sadeghi-Demneh E, Reisinger KD.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Aug 13. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 23942758 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

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