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Literature Update
December 2010 — February 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 December 2010 – February 2011.
Results were edited for clinical relevance.

The full text of this article is
available for free.

The investigators conducted a double-blind randomized crossover study to determine the effects of prosthetic foot forefoot flexibility on oxygen cost and subjective preference rankings of 13 unilateral transtibial prosthesis users. The experimental feet were modeled after the Shape&Roll prosthetic foot.

Their findings were that no significant difference was found in oxygen cost or order of use between the different feet. However, the preference ranking was significantly affected by the flexibility. Users may prefer prosthetic feet that match the flexibility of an intact ankle-foot system.

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

Surface EMG Pattern Recognition for Real-Time Control of a Wrist Exoskeleton
(free full text)
Khokhar ZO, Xiao ZG, Menon C.
Biomed Eng Online. 2010 Aug 26;9:41.
PMID: 20796304 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cognitive Vision System for Control of Dexterous Prosthetic Hands: Experimental Evaluation
(free full text)
Dosen S, Cipriani C, Kostic M, Controzzi M, Carrozza MC, Popovic DB.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2010 Aug 23;7:42.
PMID: 20731834 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Patient Specific Ankle-Foot Orthoses Using Rapid Prototyping
(free full text)
Mavroidis C, Ranky RG, Sivak ML, Patritti BL, DiPisa J, Caddle A, Gilhooly K, Govoni L, Sivak S, Lancia M, Drillio R, Bonato P.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2011 Jan 12;8(1):1.
PMID: 21226898 [PubMed - in process]

Feedforward Control Strategies of Subjects with Transradial Amputation in Planar Reaching
(free full text)
Metzger AJ, Dromerick AW, Schabowsky CN, Holley RJ, Monroe B, Lum PS.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(3):201-11.
PMID: 20665346 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Research Update: VA Study to Optimize DEKA Arm
(free full text)
Resnik L.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(3):ix-x. No abstract available.
PMID: 20665342 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of Hinged Ankle-Foot Orthoses on Standing Balance Control in Children with Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy
(free full text)
Rha DW, Kim DJ, Park ES.
Yonsei Med J. 2010 Sep 1;51(5):746-52.
PMID: 20635451 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Analysis of Biomechanical Effectiveness of Valgus-Inducing Knee Brace for Osteoarthritis of Knee
(free full text)
Schmalz T, Knopf E, Drewitz H, Blumentritt S.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(5):419-29.
PMID: 20803386 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Studies Examining the Efficacy of Ankle Foot Orthoses Should Report Activity Level and Mechanical Evidence
(abstract only)
Harlaar J, Brehm M, Becher JG, Bregman DJ, Buurke J, Holtkamp F, De Groot V, Nollet F.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2010 Sep;34(3):327-35.
PMID: 20738235 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Sonomyography (SMG) Control for Powered Prosthetic Hand: A Study with Normal Subjects
(abstract only)
Chen X, Zheng YP, Guo JY, Shi J.
Ultrasound Med Biol. 2010 Jul;36(7):1076-88.
PMID: 20620695 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Does Footwear Type Impact the Number of Steps Required to Reach Gait Steady State?: An Innovative Look at the Impact of Foot Orthoses on Gait Initiation
(abstract only)
Najafi B, Miller D, Jarrett BD, Wrobel JS.
Gait Posture. 2010 May;32(1):29-33. Epub 2010 Apr 1.
PMID: 20362453 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Peripheral Nerve Signal Recording and Processing for Artificial Limb Control
(abstract only)
Wodlinger B, Durand DM.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;1:6206-9.
PMID: 21097160 [PubMed - in process]

Human Gait Classification After Lower Limb Fracture Using Artificial Neural Networks and Principal Component Analysis
(abstract only)
Lozano-Ortiz CA, Muniz AM, Nadal J.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;1:1413-6.
PMID: 21096345 [PubMed - in process]

Soft Artificial Tactile Sensors for the Measurement of Human-Robot Interaction in the Rehabilitation of the Lower Limb
(abstract only)
De Rossi SM, Vitiello N, Lenzi T, Ronsse R, Koopman B, Persichetti A, Giovacchini F, Vecchi F, Ijspeert AJ, van der Kooij H, Carrozza MC.
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;1:1279-82.
PMID: 21095918 [PubMed - in process]

Comparative Biomechanical Effectiveness of Over-the-Counter Devices for Individuals with a Flexible Flatfoot Secondary to Forefoot Varus
(abstract only)
Hurd WJ, Kavros SJ, Kaufman KR.
Clin J Sport Med. 2010 Nov;20(6):428-35.
PMID: 21079438 [PubMed - in process]

Phantom Limb Pain Originates from Dysfunction of the Primary Motor Cortex
(abstract only/article in Japanese)
Sumitani M, Miyauchi S, Uematsu H, Yozu A, Otake Y, Yamada Y.
Masui. 2010 Nov;59(11):1364-9. Japanese.
PMID: 21077303 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Asynchronous Steady-State Visual Evoked Potential Based BCI Control of a 2-DoF Artificial Upper Limb
(abstract only)
Horki P, Neuper C, Pfurtscheller G, Müller-Putz G.
Biomed Tech (Berl). 2010 Dec;55(6):367-74. Epub 2010 Nov 2.
PMID: 21043578 [PubMed - in process]

Changes in In Vivo Knee Loading with a Variable-Stiffness Intervention Shoe Correlate with Changes in the Knee Adduction Moment
(abstract only)
Erhart JC, Dyrby CO, D'Lima DD, Colwell CW, Andriacchi TP.
J Orthop Res. 2010 Dec;28(12):1548-53.
PMID: 20973058 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Pirogoff Amputation for Foot Trauma: An Unusual Amputation Level: A Case Report
(no abstract available)
den Bakker FM, Holtslag HR, van den Brand JG.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Oct 20;92(14):2462-5.
PMID: 20962198 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLIN]

Getting Past the Accident: Explosive Devices, Limb Loss, and Refashioning a Life in a Military Medical Center
(abstract only)
Messinger SD.
Med Anthropol Q. 2010 Sep;24(3):281-303.
PMID: 20949837 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

International Cooperation for Prosthetics and Orthotics in Myanmar
(abstract only/article in Japanese)
Frölke JP, van de Meent H.
Goto N, Yamaguchi T, Asato Y.
PMID: 20857656 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A Narrow Focus on Swing Time and Vertical Ground Reaction Force
(no abstract available)
Morin JB.
J Appl Physiol. 2010 Apr;108(4):1017-8; author reply 1019-20.
PMID: 20722086 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Persian Version of Trinity Amputation and Prosthetics Experience Scale: Translation, Factor Structure, Reliability and Validity
(abstract only)
Centers Mazaheri M, Fardipour S, Salavati M, Hadadi M, Negahban H, Bahramizadeh M, Khosrozadeh F.
Disabil Rehabil. 2010 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21184630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Transcutaneous, Distal Femoral, Intramedullary Attachment for Above-the-Knee Prostheses: An Endo-Exo Device
(no abstract available)
Aschoff HH, Kennon RE, Keggi JM, Rubin LE.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Dec;92 Suppl 2:180-6.
PMID: 21123601 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Frequency of Purchase and Associated Costs of Assistive Technology for Washington State Medicaid Program Enrollees with Spina Bifida by Age
(free full text)
Winter Bamer AM, Connell FA, Dudgeon BJ, Johnson KL.
Disabil Health J. 2010 Jul;3(3):155-61. Epub 2009 Dec 29.
PMID: 21122780 [PubMed - in process]

Three-Dimensional Photographic Analysis of Outcome After Helmet Treatment of a Nonsynostotic Cranial Deformity
(abstract only)
Schaaf H, Malik CY, Streckbein P, Pons-Kuehnemann J, Howaldt HP, Wilbrand JF.
J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Nov;21(6):1677-82.
PMID: 21119399 [PubMed - in process]

Combined Bracing, Electrical Stimulation, and Functional Practice for Chronic, Upper-Extremity Spasticity
(free full text)
Hardy K, Suever K, Sprague A, Hermann V, Levine P, Page SJ.
Am J Occup Ther. 2010 Sep-Oct;64(5):720-6.
PMID: 21073102 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Periprosthetic Fracture Caused by Stress Shielding After Implantation of a Femoral Condyle Endoprosthesis in a Transfemoral Amputee — A Case Report
(free full text)
Wik TS, Foss OA, Havik S, Persen L, Aamodt A, Witsø E.
Acta Orthop. 2010 Dec;81(6):765-7. Epub 2010 Nov 11.
PMID: 21067436 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Analysis of Electromyographic Muscles Activity of Gait in Healthy Subjects With and Without AFO Developed for Patients with Hemiparesis
(abstract only)
Costal RV, Rosa AA, Santana TA, Jorge LM, Corrêa FI, Corrêa JC, Oliveira CS.
Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol. 2010 Sep-Oct;50(6):295-301.
PMID: 21061776 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Spinal Orthoses
(abstract only)
Agabegi SS, Asghar FA, Herkowitz HN.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010 Nov;18(11):657-67. Review.
PMID: 21041800 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

In Healthy Subjects, The Sitting Position Can Be Used to Validate the Postural Effects Induced by Wearing a Lumbar Lordosis Brace
(abstract only)
Mathias M, Rougier PR.
JAnn Phys Rehabil Med. 2010 Oct;53(8):511-9. Epub 2010 Sep 8.
PMID: 20851078 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Early Observations of the Effects of Lateral Wedge Orthoses on Lower Limb Muscle Length and Potential for Exacerbating Spasticity
(abstract only)
Forghany S, Jones R, Preece S, Nester C, Tyson S.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2010 Sep;34(3):319-26.
PMID: 20738234 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Polypropylene Ankle Foot Orthoses to Overcome Drop-Foot Gait in Central Neurological Patients: A Mechanical and Functional Evaluation
(abstract only)
Bregman DJ, De Groot V, Van Diggele P, Meulman H, Houdijk H, Harlaar J.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2010 Sep;34(3):293-304.
PMID: 20738233 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of AFO Design on Walking After Stroke: Impact of Ankle Plantar Flexion Contracture(abstract only)
Mulroy SJ, Eberly VJ, Gronely JK, Weiss W, Newsam CJ.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2010 Sep;34(3):277-92.
PMID: 20738232 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Effects of Tuning an Ankle-Foot Orthosis Footwear Combination on Kinematics and Kinetics of the Knee Joint of an Adult with Hemiplegia
(abstract only)
Jagadamma KC, Owen E, Coutts FJ, Herman J, Yirrell J, Mercer TH, Van Der Linden ML.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2010 Sep;34(3):270-6.
PMID: 20738231 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The Importance of Being Earnest About Shank and Thigh Kinematics Especially When Using Ankle-Foot Orthoses
(abstract only)
Owen E.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2010 Sep;34(3):254-69. Review.
PMID: 20738230 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Challenges in Lower-Limb Orthotic Research
(no abstract available)
Fatone S.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2010 Sep;34(3):235-7.
PMID: 20738229 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Patellofemoral Pain: Is There a Role for Orthoses?
(no abstract available)
Powers CM, Berke GM, Clary MD, Fredericson M.
PM R. 2010 Aug;2(8):771-6.
PMID: 20709305 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Device Use: Walking AIDS, Braces, and Orthoses for Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis
(abstract only)
Gross KD.
Clin Geriatr Med. 2010 Aug;26(3):479-502. Review.
PMID: 20699167 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Shoes, Orthoses, and Prostheses for Partial Foot Amputation and Diabetic Foot Infection
(abstract only)
Janisse DJ, Janisse EJ.
Foot Ankle Clin. 2010 Sep;15(3):509-23. Epub 2010 Jun 18.
PMID: 20682421 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A Proof-of-Concept Study for Measuring Gait Speed, Steadiness, and Dynamic Balance Under Various Footwear Conditions Outside of the Gait Laboratory
(abstract only)
Wrobel JS, Edgar S, Cozzetto D, Maskill J, Peterson P, Najafi B.
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2010 Jul-Aug;100(4):242-50.
PMID: 20660874 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Do Foot Orthoses Change Lower Limb Muscle Activity in Flat-Arched Feet Towards a Pattern Observed in Normal-Arched Feet?
(abstract only)
Murley GS, Landorf KB, Menz HB.
JClin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2010 Aug;25(7):728-36. Epub 2010 Jun 9.
PMID: 20538390 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Development of a Best Practice Statement on the Use of Ankle-Foot Orthoses Following Stroke in Scotland.
(abstract only)
Bowers R, Ross K.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2010 Sep;34(3):245-53. Review.
PMID: 20528684 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Response of Able-Bodied Persons to Changes in Shoe Rocker Radius During Walking: Changes in Ankle Kinematics to Maintain a Consistent Roll-Over Shape
(abstract only)
Wang CC, Hansen AH.
J Biomech. 2010 Aug 26;43(12):2288-93. Epub 2010 May 18.
PMID: 20483413 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Pilot Studies Suggesting New Applications of NiTi in Dynamic Orthoses for the Ankle Joint
(abstract only)
Pittaccio S, Viscuso S, Beretta E, Turconi AC, Strazzer S.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2010 Sep;34(3):305-18.
PMID: 20384547 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Self-Paced Operation of an SSVEP-Based Orthosis With and Without an Imagery-Based "Brain Switch:" A Feasibility Study Towards a Hybrid BCI
(abstract only)
Pfurtscheller G, Solis-Escalante T, Ortner R, Linortner P, Müller-Putz GR.
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2010 Aug;18(4):409-14. Epub 2010 Feb 8.
PMID: 20144923 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ankle Foot Orthoses for People with Charcot Marie Tooth Disease - Views of Users and Orthotists on Important Aspects of Use
(abstract only)
Phillips M, Radford K, Wills A.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2011 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21271787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Computer-Aided Optimal Design of Custom Scoliosis Braces Considering Clinical and Patient Evaluations
(abstract only)
Visser D, Xue D, Ronsky JL, Harder J, Zernicke RF.
Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2011 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21257222 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Neural Interfaces for Control of Upper Limb Prostheses: The State of the Art and Future Possibilities
(abstract only)
Schultz AE, Kuiken TA.
PM R. 2011 Jan;3(1):55-67.
PMID: 21257135 [PubMed - in process]

Robotic Touch Shifts Perception of Embodiment to a Prosthesis in Targeted Reinnervation Amputees
(abstract only)
Marasco PD, Kim K, Colgate JE, Peshkin MA, Kuiken TA.
PM Brain. 2011 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 21252109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Assessment of the Impact of Orthotic Gait Training on Balance in Children with Cerebral Palsy
(abstract only)
Druzbicki M, Rusek W, Szczepanik M, Dudek J, Snela S.
PM Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2010;12(3):53-8.
PMID: 21243970 [PubMed - in process]

Traumatic and Trauma-Related Amputations: Part II: Upper Extremity and Future Directions
(abstract only)
Tintle SM, Baechler MF, Nanos GP 3rd, Forsberg JA, Potter BK.
PM J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Dec 15;92(18):2934-45. Review.
PMID: 21159994 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Epidemiology of Post-Traumatic Limb Amputation: A National Trauma Databank Analysis
(abstract only)
Barmparas G, Inaba K, Teixeira PG, Dubose JJ, Criscuoli M, Talving P, Plurad D, Green D, Demetriades D.
PM Am Surg. 2010 Nov;76(11):1214-22.
PMID: 21140687 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kinematic Features of Rear-Foot Motion Using Anterior and Posterior Ankle-Foot Orthoses in Stroke Patients with Hemplegic Gait
(abstract only)
Chen CC, Hong WH, Wang CM, Chen CK, Wu KP, Kang CF, Tang SF.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Dec;91(12):1862-8.
PMID: 21112427 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Balance Recovery After an Evoked Forward Fall in Unilateral Transtibial Amputees
(abstract only)
Curtze C, Hof AL, Otten B, Postema K.
Gait Posture. 2010 Jul;32(3):336-41. Epub 2010 Jul 6.
PMID: 20609587 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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