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Literature Update — October/November 2010

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 October – November 2010.
Results were edited for clinical relevance.

The full text of this article is
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25 subjects were provided an off the shelf PLS-AFO. Testing was done after one therapy session and one week of use. Subjects were tested with and without the PLS-AFO. Subjects were tested using the Berg Balance Scale, Postural Stability and fall risk test of the Biodex Balance System. The Berg and Fall risk test showed statistically significant improvement.

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

Effectiveness of Removable Walker Cast Versus Nonremovable Fiberglass Off-Bearing Cast in the Healing of Diabetic Plantar Foot Ulcer: A Randomized Controlled Trial
(free full text)
Faglia E, Caravaggi C, Clerici G, Sganzaroli A, Curci V, Vailati W, Simonetti D, Sommalvico F.
Diabetes Care. 2010 Jul;33(7):1419-23.
PMID: 20357377 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Gait Analysis in a Patient with Severe Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: A Case Study with a New Orthotic Device for Footdrop
(free full text)
Vinci P, Paoloni M, Ioppolo F, Gargiulo P, Santilli V.
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2010 Sep;46(3):355-61. Epub 2010 May 6.
PMID: 20927001 [PubMed - in process]

Temporal Coding of Brain Patterns for Direct Limb Control in Humans
(free full text)
Müller-Putz GR, Scherer R, Pfurtscheller G, Neuper C.
Front Neurosci. 2010 Jun 18;4. pii: 34.
PMID: 20859445 [PubMed - in process]

A Comparative Finite-Element Analysis of Bone Failure and Load Transfer of Osseointegrated Prostheses Fixations
(free full text)
Tomaszewski PK, Verdonschot N, Bulstra SK, Verkerke GJ.
Ann Biomed Eng. 2010 Jul;38(7):2418-27. Epub 2010 Mar 23.
PMID: 20309731 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Osseointegrated Titanium Implants for Limb Prostheses Attachments: Infectious Complications
(free full text)
Tillander J, Hagberg K, Hagberg L, Brånemark R.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Oct;468(10):2781-8. Epub 2010 May 15.
PMID: 20473597 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ankle Bracing and the Neuromuscular Factors Influencing Joint Stiffness
(free full text)
Zinder SM, Granata KP, Shultz SJ, Gansneder BM.
J Athl Train. 2009 Jul-Aug;44(4):363-9.
PMID: 19593418 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Feasibility of a New Concept for Measuring Actual Functional Performance in Daily Life of Transfemoral Amputees
(abstract only)
Theeven P, Hemmen B, Stevens C, Ilmer E, Brink P, Seelen H.
J Rehabil Med. 2010 Sep;42(8):744-51.
PMID: 20809056 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Learning to Control Opening and Closing a Myoelectric Hand
(abstract only)
Bouwsema H, van der Sluis CK, Bongers RM.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Sep;91(9):1442-6.
PMID: 20801265 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of Taping on Actual and Perceived Dynamic Postural Stability in Persons with Chronic Ankle Instability
(abstract only)
Delahunt E, McGrath A, Doran N, Coughlan GF.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Sep;91(9):1383-9.
PMID: 20801256 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Inadvertent Application of a Rigid Collar After Cervical Fracture, Leading to Neurological Complications and Death
(abstract only)
Clarke A, James S, Ahuja S.
Acta Orthop Belg. 2010 Jun;76(3):413-5.
PMID: 20698467 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Collar Me Bad. Study Prompts Worries that Cervical Devices May Harm Some Patients
(no abstract available)
Erich J.
EMS Mag. 2010 Jul;39(7):I6-7.
PMID: 20687410 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Leg Length Difference
(no abstract available)
Hönle W, Schuh A.
MMW Fortschr Med. 2010 Jun 3;152(22):37-9. German.
PMID: 20590031 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Bracing Following Correction of Idiopathic Clubfoot Using the Ponseti Method
(abstract only)
Zionts LE, Dietz FR.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010 Aug;18(8):486-93. Review.
PMID: 20675641 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Real Versus Perceived Improvements of Helmet Molding Therapy for the Treatment of Plagiocephaly
(no abstract available)
Katzel EB, Koltz PF, Sbitany H, Emerson C, Girotto JA.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jul;126(1):19e-21e.
PMID: 20595831 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

European Braces Widely Used for Conservative Scoliosis Treatment
(abstract only)
Grivas TB, Kaspiris A.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;158:157-66. Review.
PMIDPMID: 20543417 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Brace Prescription Patterns in Patients Referred to Orthopaedic Clinics for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
(abstract only)
Roy-Beaudry M, Fall A, Beausejour M, Goulet L, Labelle H.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;158:152-6.
PMID: 20543416 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Application of 3-D Ultrasound in Assisting the Fitting Procedure of Spinal Orthosis to Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
(abstract only)
Li M, Cheng J, Ying M, Ng B, Zheng YP, Lam TP, Wong WY, Wong MS.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;158:34-7.
PMID: 20543396 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Successful Conservative Treatment of Chronic Atlantoaxial Rotatory Fixation in a Child with Torticollis
(abstract only)
Hsu PT, Chung HY, Wang JL, Lew HL.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Sep;89(9):776-8.
PMID: 20531156 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Soft and Rigid Collars Provide Similar Restriction in Cervical Range of Motion During Fifteen Activities of Daily Living
(abstract only)
Miller CP, Bible JE, Jegede KA, Whang PG, Grauer JN.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jun 1;35(13):1271-8.
PMID: 20512025 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Braces for Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents
(abstract only)
Negrini S, Minozzi S, Bettany-Saltikov J, Zaina F, Chockalingam N, Grivas TB, Kotwicki T, Maruyama T, Romano M, Vasiliadis ES.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jun 1;35(13):1285-93. Review.
PMID: 20461027 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A Prospective Randomized Study Comparing a Forearm Strap Brace Versus a Wrist Splint for the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis
(abstract only)
Garg R, Adamson GJ, Dawson PA, Shankwiler JA, Pink MM.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Jun;19(4):508-12. Epub 2010 Apr 2.
PMID: 20363158 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Movement Characteristics of Upper Extremity Prostheses During Basic Goal-Directed Tasks
(abstract only)
Bouwsema H, van der Sluis CK, Bongers RM.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2010 Jul;25(6):523-9. Epub 2010 Apr 1.
PMID: 20362374 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluation of Short-Term Intensive Orthotic Garment Use in Children Who Have Cerebral Palsy
(abstract only)
Flanagan A, Krzak J, Peer M, Johnson P, Urban M.
Pediatr Phys Ther. 2009 Summer;21(2):201-4.
PMID: 19440130 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Endo-Exo Prosthesis for Patients with a Problematic Amputation Stump
(abstract only)
Frölke JP, van de Meent H.
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2010;154(34):A2010. Dutch.
PMID: 20858297 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Helmet Versus Active Repositioning for Plagiocephaly: A Three-Dimensional Analysis
(abstract only)
Lipira AB, Gordon S, Darvann TA, Hermann NV, Van Pelt AE, Naidoo SD, Govier D, Kane AA.
Pediatrics. 2010 Oct;126(4):e936-45. Epub 2010 Sep 13.
PMID: 20837585 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Medicare Program: Establishing Additional Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Supplier Enrollment Safeguards. Final Rule
(free full text)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.
Fed Regist. 2010 Aug 27;75(166):52629-49.
PMID: 20806491 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Rapid Recovery from Spontaneous and Simultaneous Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Rupture in an Active, Healthy Individual
(abstract only)
Gaheer RS, Hawkins A.
Orthopedics. 2010 Jul 13;33(7):512. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20100526-22.
PMID: 20608622 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A Method for Precise Determination of the Length of a Segment of the Spine, Fused, or Unfused
(no abstract available)
Winter RB, Lonstein JE.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Jul-Aug;30(5):519.
PMID: 20574276 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Results of Pavlik Harness Treatment in Children with Dislocated Hips Between the Age of Six and Twenty-Four Months
(abstract only)
Pollet V, Pruijs H, Sakkers R, Castelein R.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Jul-Aug;30(5):437-42.
PMID: 20574259 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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