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Literature Update
July — August 2011

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 July – August 2011.
Results were edited for clinical relevance.

The full text of this article is
available for free.

This Dutch cross-sectional study used a questionnaire answered by 805 patients with lower-limb amputations to determine the influence of skin problems on functioning in daily life. Using nine questions adapted from the Dermatology Life Quality Index, researchers found an association between the number of skin problems reported, gender, and the degree to which skin problems impaired daily functioning. A significant relationship was also found between skin problems reported and the use of prostheses. Level of amputation, co-morbidity, and age did not contribute significantly to the regression equation.

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

Special Issue Containing Contributions from the 39th Neural Interfaces Conference
(free full text)
Weiland JD.
J Neural Eng. 2011 Aug;8(4):040201. Epub 2011 Jul 20.
PMID: 21775784 [PubMed - in process]

Changes in Multi-Segment Foot Biomechanics with a Heat-Mouldable Semi-Custom Foot Orthotic Device
(free full text)
Ferber R, Benson B.
J Foot Ankle Res. 2011 Jun 21;4(1):18. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21693032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Orthotics Work in Mysterious Ways
(free full text)
Collier R.
CMAJ. 2011 Mar 8;183(4):416-7. Epub 2011 Feb 14.
PMID: 21324862 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Techniques to Measure Rigidity of Ankle-Foot Orthosis: A Review
(free full text)
Kobayashi T, Leung AK, Hutchins SW.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(5):565-76.
PMID: 21674406 [PubMed - in process]

Skin Problems of the Stump in Lower Limb Amputees: 1. A Clinical Study
(free full text)
Meulenbelt HE, Geertzen JH, Jonkman MF, Dijkstra PU.
Acta Derm Venereol. 2011 Mar;91(2):173-7.
PMID: 21290085 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Skin Problems of the Stump in Lower-limb Amputees: 2. Influence on Functioning in Daily Life
(free full text)
Meulenbelt HE, Geertzen JH, Jonkman MF, Dijkstra PU.
Acta Derm Venereol. 2011 Mar;91(2):178-82.
PMID: 21279299 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Prosthetic Finger Phalanges with Lifelike Skin Compliance for Low-Force Social Touching Interactions
(free full text)
Cabibihan JJ, Pradipta R, Ge SS.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2011 Mar 30;8:16.
PMID: 21447188 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Arthritis, Foot Pain & Shoe Wear: Current Musculoskeletal Research on Feet
(free full text)
Riskowski J, Dufour AB, Hannan MT.
Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2011 Mar;23(2):148-55. Review.
PMID: 21150623 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Influence of Elastic Orthotic Belt on Sagittal Profile in Adolescent Idiopathic Thoracic Scoliosis: A Comparative Radiographic Study with Milwaukee Brace
(free full text)
Jiang J, Qiu Y, Mao S, Zhao Q, Qian B, Zhu F.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 Sep 23;11:219.
PMID: 20863396 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Legg-Calvé ©-Perthes Disease
(abstract only - article in Norwegian)
Wiig O, Svenningsen S, Terjesen T.
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2011 May 20;131(9-10):946-9. Review.
PMID: 21606991 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Functional Outcome after Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Children with Acquired and Congenital Lower Limb Loss
(abstract only)
Ulger O, Sener G.
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2011 May;20(3):178-83.
PMID: 21394040 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A Systematic Review on the Treatment of Acute Ankle Sprain: Brace Versus other Functional Treatment Types
(abstract only)
Kemler E, van de Port I, Backx F, van Dijk CN.
Sports Med. 2011 Mar 1;41(3):185-97. doi: 10.2165/11584370-000000000-00000. Review.
PMID: 21395362 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Botulinum Toxin Type B in the Treatment of Residual Limb Hyperhidrosis for Lower Limb Amputees: A Pilot Study
(abstract only)
Kern U, Kohl M, Seifert U, Schlereth T.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Apr;90(4):321-9.
PMID: 21765248 [PubMed - in process]

Sensory Feedback for Upper Limb Prostheses
(abstract only)
Hsiao SS, Fettiplace M, Darbandi B.
Prog Brain Res. 2011;192:69-81.
PMID: 21763519 [PubMed - in process]

Combined Analysis of Cortical (EEG) and Nerve Stump Signals Improves Robotic Hand Control
(abstract only)
Tombini M, Rigosa J, Zappasodi F, Porcaro C, Citi L, Carpaneto J, Rossini PM, Micera S.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2011 Jul 5. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21730360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

A Comparison of Ankle Foot Orthoses with Foot Abduction Orthoses to Prevent Recurrence Following Correction of Idiopathic Clubfoot by the Ponseti Method
(abstract only)
Janicki JA, Wright JG, Weir S, Narayanan UG.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 May;93(5):700-4.
PMID: 21511939 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ten-Year Experience with the Muscle Split Technique, Bioabsorbable Plates, and Postoperative Bracing for Correction of Pectus Carinatum: The Innsbruck Protocol
(abstract only)
Del Frari B, Schwabegger AH.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jun;141(6):1403-9. Epub 2011 Mar 31.
PMID: 21458003 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Assessment of the Influence of Foot Orthoses in the Hip Loading Conditions During Walking: A Single Case Study
(abstract only)
Pustoc'h A, Bonnefoy A, Labesse-Jied F, Lavigne A, Cheze L.
Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2011 Apr;14(4):389-98.
PMID: 21442497 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Contralateral Peak Plantar Pressures with a Postoperative Boot: A Preliminary Study
(abstract only)
Mieras JN, Singleton TJ, Barrett SL.
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2011 Mar-Apr;101(2):127-32.
PMID: 21406696 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Development of an Implantable Myoelectric Sensor for Advanced Prosthesis Control
(abstract only)
Merrill DR, Lockhart J, Troyk PR, Weir RF, Hankin DL.
Artif Organs. 2011 Mar;35(3):249-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2011.01219.x. Epub 2011 Mar 3.
PMID: 21371058 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ankle Instability
(no abstract available)
Anderson RB, Catanzariti A, Hollawell S, Kaz A, Weil L Jr.
Foot Ankle Spec. 2011 Feb;4(1):46-53.
PMID: 21364175 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Pressure-Relieving Properties of VariousShoe Inserts in Older People with Plantar Heel Pain
(abstract only)
Bonanno DR, Landorf KB, Menz HB.
Gait Posture. 2011 Mar;33(3):385-9. Epub 2011 Jan 20.
PMID: 21256025 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Lower Limb Joint Kinetics in Walking: The Role of Industry Recommended Footwear
(abstract only)
Keenan GS, Franz JR, Dicharry J, Della Croce U, Kerrigan DC.
Gait Posture. 2011 Mar;33(3):350-5. Epub 2011 Jan 19.
PMID: 21251835 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of Foot Orthoses Contour on Pain Perception in Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain
(abstract only)
McPoil TG, Vicenzino B, Cornwall MW.
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2011 Jan-Feb;101(1):7-16.
PMID: 21242465 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Determining the Optimal Window Length for Pattern Recognition-Based Myoelectric Control: Balancing the Competing Effects of Classification Error and Controller Delay
(abstract only)
Smith LH, Hargrove LJ, Lock BA, Kuiken TA.
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2011 Apr;19(2):186-92. Epub 2010 Dec 30.
PMID: 21193383 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Development of a Model Osseo-Magnetic Link for Intuitive Rotational Control of Upper-Limb Prostheses
(abstract only)
Rouse EJ, Nahlik DC, Peshkin MA, Kuiken TA.
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2011 Apr;19(2):213-20. Epub 2010 Dec 30.
PMID: 21193382 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Efficacy of an Insole Shoe Wedge and Augmented Pressure Sensor for Gait Training in Individuals with Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial
(abstract only)
Sungkarat S, Fisher BE, Kovindha A.
Clin Rehabil. 2011 Apr;25(4):360-9. Epub 2010 Dec 9.
PMID: 21148267 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Immediate Effect of Foot Orthoses on Plantar Force Timing During Running: A Repeated Measures Study
(abstract only)
McMillan A, Payne C.
Foot (Edinb). 2011 Mar;21(1):26-30. Epub 2010 Nov 21.
PMID: 21095114 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of a Knee Extension Constraint Brace on Lower Extremity Movements after ACL Reconstruction
(abstract only)
Stanley CJ, Creighton RA, Gross MT, Garrett WE, Yu B.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jun;469(6):1774-80. Epub 2010 Oct 29.
PMID: 21046300 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Neuro-Fuzzy Decoding of Sensory Information from Ensembles of Simultaneously Recorded Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons for Functional Electrical Stimulation Applications
(abstract only)
Rigosa J, Weber DJ, Prochazka A, Stein RB, Micera S.
J Neural Eng. 2011 Jun 23;8(4):046019. Epub 2011 Jun 23
PMID: 21701057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Utilization of Prosthesis in Patients who Underwent Below-Knee Amputation
(abstract only - article in Hebrew)
Tsur A, Karayani F, Galin A, Volpin G.
Harefuah. 2010 Oct;149(10):635-9, 685 , 684.
PMID: 21568057 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Traumatic Amputations in Children and Adolescents: Demographics from a Regional Limb-Fitting Centre in the United Kingdom
(abstract only)
Roche AJ, Selvarajah K.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011 Apr;93(4):507-9.
PMID: 21464491 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

New Design of Dynamic Orthoses for Neurological Conditions
(abstract only)
Hoffman HB, Blakey GL.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2011;28(1):55-61.
PMID: 21335678 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Orthotic Management of Cerebral Palsy: Recommendations from a Consensus Conference
(abstract only)
Morris C, Bowers R, Ross K, Stevens P, Phillips D.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2011;28(1):37-46.
PMID: 21335676 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Effect of Upper Limb Orthotics After Stroke: A Systematic Review
(abstract only)
Tyson SF, Kent RM.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2011;28(1):29-36. Review.
PMID: 21335675 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Contracture Management for People with Spinal Cord Injuries
(abstract only)
Harvey LA, Glinsky JA, Katalinic OM, Ben M.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2011;28(1):17-20.
PMID: 21335673 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Orthotics in Neurorehabilitation
(no abstract available)
Lannin N.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2011;28(1):15-6
PMID: 21335672 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A Comparison of Neck Movement in the Soft Cervical Collar and Rigid Cervical Brace in Healthy Subjects
(abstract only)
Whitcroft KL, Massouh L, Amirfeyz R, Bannister GC.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 Feb;34(2):119-22.
PMID: 21334544 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Commentary on Does Orthotic Use Affect Upper Extremity Support During Upright Play in Infants with Down Syndrome?
(no abstract available)
Womack B, Heriza CB.
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2011 Spring;23(1):1.
PMID: 21317758 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Reliability of Outcome Measures for People with Lower-Limb Amputations: Distinguishing True Change from Statistical Error
(abstract only)
Resnik L, Borgia M.
Phys Ther. 2011 Apr;91(4):555-65. Epub 2011 Feb 10.
PMID: 21310896 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Does Orthotic Use Affect Upper Extremity Support During Upright Play in Infants with Down Syndrome?
(abstract only)
Looper J, Ulrich D
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2011 Spring;23(1):70-7.
PMID: 21304344 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Treadmill Training and Overground Gait: Decision Making for a Toddler with Spina Bifida
(abstract only)
Moerchen VA, Habibi M, Lynett KA, Konrad JD, Hoefakker HL.
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2011 Spring;23(1):53-61.
PMID: 21304342 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Conservative Biomechanical Strategies for Knee Osteoarthritis
Reeves ND, Bowling FL.
Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2011 Feb;7(2):113-22.
PMID: 21289615 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Short-Term Effects of Treating Plantar Fasciitis with a Temporary Custom Foot Orthosis and Stretching
(abstract only)
Drake M, Bittenbender C, Boyles RE.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Apr;41(4):221-31. Epub 2011 Feb 2.
PMID: 21289459 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Fair Use of Lower-Limb Running Prostheses: A Delphi Study
(abstract only)
Dyer B, Noroozi S, Sewell P, Redwood S.
Adapt Phys Activ Q. 2011 Jan;28(1):16-26.
PMID: 21282845 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Effect of Prosthetic Ankle Energy Storage and Return Properties on Muscle Activity in Below-Knee Amputee Walking
(abstract only)
Ventura JD, Klute GK, Neptune RR.
Gait Posture. 2011 Feb;33(2):220-6. Epub 2010 Dec 9.
PMID: 21145747 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Improvements in Hip- and Pelvic Motion for Patients with Osseointegrated Trans-Femoral Prostheses
(abstract only)
Tranberg R, Zügner R, Kä rrholm J.
Gait Posture. 2011 Feb;33(2):165-8. Epub 2010 Dec 3.
PMID: 21130654 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

What Variables Influence the Ability of an AFO to Improve Function and When are they Indicated?
Malas BS.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 May;469(5):1308-14.
PMID: 21116758 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

An Objective Measurement of Brace Usage for the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
(abstract only)
Lou E, Hill D, Hedden D, Mahood J, Moreau M, Raso J.
Med Eng Phys. 2011 Apr;33(3):290-4. Epub 2010 Nov 26.
PMID: 21112234 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Measurement of Muscle Stiffness Using Robotic Assisted Gait Orthosis in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Proof of Concept
(abstract only)
Schmartz AC, Meyer-Heim AD, Müller R, Bolliger M.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2011;6(1):29-37.
PMID: 20690863 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Critically Appraised Topic. Effect of Thoracic Lumbar Sacral Orthoses on Function for Adolescents with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries
(no abstract available)
Hanson HL.
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2010 Summer;22(2):242-4; discussion 244.
PMID: 20473111 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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