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Academy Literature Update The Academy is pleased to introduce the Literature Update, a regular e-update that lists current research in orthotics and prosthetics. This new member benefit is a result of the work of the Academy's Publications Committee, chaired by Sam Phillips, PhD, CP, FAAOP.

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The list below is the result of a search for articles including the terms
"orthotic devices" and "artificial limbs" indexed July – December 2014.
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 have not been edited for style but have been sorted for clinical relevance.

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

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Criteria and Society of Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) 2008 Guidelines in Non-Operative Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Korbel K, Kozinoga M, StolińskiŁ, Kotwicki T.
Pol Orthop Traumatol. 2014 Jul 28;79:118-22.
PMID: 25066033 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The effectiveness of combined bracing and exercise in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis based on SRS and SOSORT criteria: a prospective study.
Dombroski CE, Balsdon ME, Froats A.
BMC Res Notes. 2014 Jul 10;7:443. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-443.
PMID: 25015013 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison of walking energy cost between an anterior and a posterior ankle-foot orthosis in people with foot drop.
Menotti F, Laudani L, Damiani A, Orlando P, Macaluso A.
J Rehabil Med. 2014 Sep;46(8):768-72. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1837.
PMID: 24953375 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The relationship between reductions in knee loading and immediate pain response whilst wearing lateral wedged insoles in knee osteoarthritis.
Jones RK, Chapman GJ, Forsythe L, Parkes MJ, Felson DT.
J Orthop Res. 2014 Sep;32(9):1147-54. doi: 10.1002/jor.22666. Epub 2014 Jun 6.
PMID: 24903067 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Implant survival, adverse events, and bone remodeling of osseointegrated percutaneous implants for transhumeral amputees.
Tsikandylakis G, Berlin Ö, Brå nemark R.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):2947-56. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3695-6.
PMID: 24879569 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Learning effects of repetitive administration of the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure in novice prosthetic users.
Vasluian E, Bongers RM, Reinders-Messelink HA, Burgerhof JG, Dijkstra PU, van der Sluis CK.
J Rehabil Med. 2014 Sep;46(8):788-97. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1827.
PMID: 24850374 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Nighttime bracing versus observation for early adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Wiemann JM, Shah SA, Price CT.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Sep;34(6):603-6. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000221.
PMID: 24840659 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Neural correlates of the rubber hand illusion in amputees: a report of two cases.
Schmalzl L, Kalckert A, Ragnö C, Ehrsson HH.
Neurocase. 2014 Aug;20(4):407-20. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2013.791861. Epub 2013 May 17.
PMID: 23682688 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower Limb Prosthetics

Novel applications of osseointegration in orthopedic limb salvage surgery.
(abstract only)
Monument MJ, Lerman DM, Randall RL.
Orthop Clin North Am. 2015 Jan;46(1):77-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2014.09.013. Epub 2014 Oct 22.
PMID: 25435037 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

See you in the Paralympics in 2022: commentary on an article by Kelly A. Jeans, MS, et al.: "comparison of gait after syme and transtibial amputation in children. factors that may play a role in function".
(no abstract available)
Aiona M.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Oct 1;96(19):e173. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00801.
PMID: 25274801 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison of gait after Syme and transtibial amputation in children: factors that may play a role in function.
(abstract only)
Jeans KA, Karol LA, Cummings D, Singhal K.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Oct 1;96(19):1641-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00192.
PMID: 25274789 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Functional performance, participation and autonomy after discharge from prosthetic rehabilitation: barriers, facilitators and outcomes.
(abstract only)
van Twillert S, Stuive I, Geertzen JH, Postema K, Lettinga AT.
J Rehabil Med. 2014 Oct;46(9):915-23. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1846.
PMID: 25074343 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Outcome of percutaneous osseointegrated prostheses for patients with unilateral transfemoral amputation at two-year follow-up.
(abstract only)
Hagberg K, Hansson E, Brå nemark R.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Nov;95(11):2120-7. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.07.009. Epub 2014 Jul 24.
PMID: 25064778 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A 3D mathematical model to predict spinal joint and hip joint force for trans-tibial amputees with different SACH foot pylon adjustments.
Yu CH, Hung YC, Lin YH, Chen GX, Wei SH, Huang CH, Chen CS.
(abstract only)
Gait Posture. 2014 Sep;40(4):545-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.06.013. Epub 2014 Jul 2.
PMID: 25042463 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Return to sport following amputation.
(abstract only)
Matthews D, Sukeik M, Haddad F.
J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2014 Aug;54(4):481-6.
PMID: 25034549 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Editorial comment: Symposium: Recent advances in amputation surgery and rehabilitation.
(no abstract available)
Potter BK.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):2938-41. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3783-7.
PMID: 25024030 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Does activity affect residual limb skin temperatures?
(abstract only)
Klute GK, Huff E, Ledoux WR.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3062-7. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3741-4.
PMID: 24964887 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Major General Norman T. Kirk and amputee care during World War II.
(no abstract available)
Dougherty PJ, DeMaio M.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3107-13. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3679-6. Epub 2014 Jun 6.
PMID: 24903820 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Stepping asymmetry among individuals with unilateral transtibial limb loss might be functional in terms of gait stability.
(abstract only)
Hak L, van Dieën JH, van der Wurff P, Houdijk H.
Phys Ther. 2014 Oct;94(10):1480-8. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130431. Epub 2014 Jun 5.
PMID: 24903115 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Liposarcoma of the great toe: a case report.
(abstract only)
Daniels J, Green C, Paul A.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Jul-Aug;53(4):493-6. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2014.02.009. Epub 2014 May 14.
PMID: 24838217 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Does intact limb loading differ in servicemembers with traumatic lower limb loss?
(abstract only)
Pruziner AL, Werner KM, Copple TJ, Hendershot BD, Wolf EJ.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3068-75. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3663-1.
PMID: 24832826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Motor adaptation to prosthetic cycling in people with trans-tibial amputation.
(abstract only)
Lee Childers W, Prilutsky BI, Gregor RJ.
J Biomech. 2014 Jul 18;47(10):2306-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.04.037. Epub 2014 Apr 26.
PMID: 24818794 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Task-specific fall prevention training is effective for warfighters with transtibial amputations.
(abstract only)
Kaufman KR, Wyatt MP, Sessoms PH, Grabiner MD.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3076-84. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3664-0.
PMID: 24811543 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Does a torsion adapter improve functional mobility, pain, and fatigue in patients with transtibial amputation?
(abstract only)
Segal AD, Kracht R, Klute GK.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3085-92. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3607-9.
PMID: 24733445 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Does targeted nerve implantation reduce neuroma pain in amputees?
(abstract only)
Pet MA, Ko JH, Friedly JL, Mourad PD, Smith DG.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):2991-3001. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3602-1.
PMID: 24723142 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Heterotopic ossification in civilians with lower limb amputations.
(abstract only)
Matsumoto ME, Khan M, Jayabalan P, Ziebarth J, Munin MC.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Sep;95(9):1710-3. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.03.010. Epub 2014 Mar 28.
PMID: 24685387 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Motor performance benefits of matched limb imitation in prosthesis users.
(abstract only)
Cusack WF, Patterson R, Thach S, Kistenberg RS, Wheaton LA.
Exp Brain Res. 2014 Jul;232(7):2143-54. doi: 10.1007/s00221-014-3904-2. Epub 2014 Mar 19.
PMID: 24643547 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Bilateral transfemoral/transtibial amputations due to battle injuries: a comparison of Vietnam veterans with Iraq and Afghanistan service members.
(abstract only)
Dougherty PJ, McFarland LV, Smith DG, Reiber GE.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3010-6. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3534-9.
PMID: 24585323 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Targeted muscle reinnervation: a novel approach to postamputation neuroma pain.
(abstract only)
Souza JM, Cheesborough JE, Ko JH, Cho MS, Kuiken TA, Dumanian GA.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):2984-90. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3528-7.
PMID: 24562875 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Radiographic evaluation of bone adaptation adjacent to percutaneous osseointegrated prostheses in a sheep model.
(abstract only)
Jeyapalina S, Beck JP, Bachus KN, Chalayon O, Bloebaum RD.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):2966-77. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3523-z.
PMID: 24557934 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Does a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee affect stair ascent strategies in persons with transfemoral amputation?
(abstract only)
Aldridge Whitehead JM, Wolf EJ, Scoville CR, Wilken JM.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3093-101. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3484-2.
PMID: 24515402 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Hemipelvectomy: high-level amputation surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation.
(abstract only)
Houdek MT, Kralovec ME, Andrews KL.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Jul;93(7):600-8. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000068.
PMID: 24508940 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Crutch art painting in the Middle Ages as orthopaedic heritage (part II: the peg leg, the bent-knee peg and the beggar).
(abstract only)
Hernigou P.
Int Orthop. 2014 Jul;38(7):1535-42. doi: 10.1007/s00264-014-2278-1. Epub 2014 Jan 26.
PMID: 24464084 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Progression of bone ingrowth and attachment strength for stability of percutaneous osseointegrated prostheses.
(abstract only)
Jeyapalina S, Beck JP, Bloebaum RD, Bachus KN.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):2957-65. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3381-0.
PMID: 24258685 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Prosthetics

Implant survival, adverse events, and bone remodeling of osseointegrated percutaneous implants for transhumeral amputees.
(full text)
Tsikandylakis G, Berlin Ö, Brå nemark R.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):2947-56. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3695-6.
PMID: 24879569 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Learning effects of repetitive administration of the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure in novice prosthetic users.
(full text)
Vasluian E, Bongers RM, Reinders-Messelink HA, Burgerhof JG, Dijkstra PU, van der Sluis CK.
J Rehabil Med. 2014 Sep;46(8):788-97. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1827.
PMID: 24850374 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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. 2014 Aug;20(4):407-20. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2013.791861. Epub 2013 May 17.
PMID: 23682688 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Analysis of electrode shift effects on wavelet features embedded in a myoelectric pattern recognition system.
(abstract only)
Fontana JM, Chiu AW.
Assist Technol. 2014 Summer;26(2):71-80.
PMID: 25112051 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

US regulators move on thought-controlled prosthetics.
(no abstract available)
Reardon S.
Nature. 2014 Nov 27;515(7528):476. doi: 10.1038/515476a.
PMID: 25428477 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Controlling a multi-degree of freedom upper limb prosthesis using foot controls: user experience.
(abstract only)
Resnik L, Klinger SL, Etter K, Fantini C.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2014 Jul;9(4):318-29. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2013.822024. Epub 2013 Jul 31.
PMID: 23902465 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower Limb Orthotics

Comparison of walking energy cost between an anterior and a posterior ankle-foot orthosis in people with foot drop.
(full text)
Menotti F, Laudani L, Damiani A, Orlando P, Macaluso A.
J Rehabil Med. 2014 Sep;46(8):768-72. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1837.

The relationship between reductions in knee loading and immediate pain response whilst wearing lateral wedged insoles in knee osteoarthritis.
(full text)
Jones RK, Chapman GJ, Forsythe L, Parkes MJ, Felson DT.
J Orthop Res. 2014 Sep;32(9):1147-54. doi: 10.1002/jor.22666. Epub 2014 Jun 6.
PMID: 24903067 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The use of a low cost 3D scanning and printing tool in the manufacture of custom-made foot orthoses: a preliminary study.
(full text)
Dombroski CE, Balsdon ME, Froats A.
BMC Res Notes. 2014 Jul 10;7:443. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-443.
PMID: 25015013 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Bracing versus casting in ankle fractures.
(abstract only)
Drakos MC, Murphy CI.
Phys Sportsmed. 2014 Nov;42(4):60-70. doi: 10.3810/psm.2014.11.2092.
PMID: 25419889 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Managing the pain of knee osteoarthritis.
(abstract only)
Hrnack SA, Barber FA.
Phys Sportsmed. 2014 Sep;42(3):63-70. doi: 10.3810/psm.2014.09.2077.
PMID: 25295768 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of an anterior ankle-foot orthosis on walking mobility in stroke patients: get up and go and stair walking.
(abstract only)
Chen CL, Teng YL, Lou SZ, Chang HY, Chen FF, Yeung KT.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Nov;95(11):2167-71. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.07.408. Epub 2014 Aug 13.
PMID: 25128000 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Reliability of spatial-temporal gait parameters during dual-task interference in people with multiple sclerosis. A cross-sectional study.
(abstract only)
Monticone M, Ambrosini E, Fiorentini R, Rocca B, Liquori V, Pedrocchi A, Ferrante S.
Gait Posture. 2014 Sep;40(4):715-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.06.015. Epub 2014 Jul 7.
PMID: 25086800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Shear cushions reduce the impact loading rate during walking and running
(abstract only)
Chan MS, Huang SL, Shih Y, Chen CH, Shiang TY.
Sports Biomech. 2013 Nov;12(4):334-42.
PMID: 24466646 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Locomotion training using voluntary driven exoskeleton (HAL) in acute incomplete SCI.
(no abstract available)
Cruciger O, Tegenthoff M, Schwenkreis P, Schildhauer TA, Aach M.
Neurology. 2014 Jul 29;83(5):474. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000645.
PMID: 25074892 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A data driven model for optimal orthosis selection in children with cerebral palsy.
(abstract only)
Ries AJ, Novacheck TF, Schwartz MH.
Gait Posture. 2014 Sep;40(4):539-44. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.06.011. Epub 2014 Jul 3.
PMID: 25065629 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Subtle cavus foot: diagnosis and management.
(abstract only)
Deben SE, Pomeroy GC.
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 Aug;22(8):512-20. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-22-08-512.
PMID: 25063749 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Immediate efficacy of laterally wedged insoles with arch support on walking in persons with bilateral medial knee osteoarthritis.
(abstract only)
Yeh HC, Chen LF, Hsu WC, Lu TW, Hsieh LF, Chen HL.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Dec;95(12):2420-7. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.06.014. Epub 2014 Jul 4.
PMID: 25007708 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Multi-segment foot kinematics and ground reaction forces during gait of individuals with plantar fasciitis.
(abstract only)
Chang R, Rodrigues PA, Van Emmerik RE, Hamill J.
J Biomech. 2014 Aug 22;47(11):2571-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.06.003. Epub 2014 Jun 11.
PMID: 24992816 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Orthoses posted in both the forefoot and rearfoot reduce moments and angular impulses on lower extremity joints during walking.
(abstract only)
Hsu WH, Lewis CL, Monaghan GM, Saltzman E, Hamill J, Holt KG.
J Biomech. 2014 Aug 22;47(11):2618-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.05.021. Epub 2014 Jun 6.
PMID: 24968944 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Ankle-foot orthoses that restrict dorsiflexion improve walking in polio survivors with calf muscle weakness.
(abstract only)
Ploeger HE, Bus SA, Brehm MA, Nollet F.
Gait Posture. 2014 Jul;40(3):391-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.05.016. Epub 2014 Jun 4.
PMID: 24947072 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Gait training with a robotic leg brace after stroke: a randomized controlled pilot study.
(abstract only)
Stein J, Bishop L, Stein DJ, Wong CK.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Nov;93(11):987-94. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000119.
PMID: 24901757 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Selective laser sintered versus carbon fiber passive-dynamic ankle-foot orthoses: a comparison of patient walking performance.
(abstract only)
Harper NG, Russell EM, Wilken JM, Neptune RR.
J Biomech Eng. 2014 Sep;136(9):091001. doi: 10.1115/1.4027755.
PMID: 24870600 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

How does ankle-foot orthosis stiffness affect gait in patients with lower limb salvage?
(abstract only)
Russell Esposito E, Blanck RV, Harper NG, Hsu JR, Wilken JM.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3026-35. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3661-3.
PMID: 24817379 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The efficacy of semirigid hip orthosis in the delayed treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip.
(abstract only)
Uraş I, Yavuz OY, Uygun M, Yldrm H, Kömürcü M.
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2014 Jul;23(4):339-42. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000052.
PMID: 24811088 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Does use of a powered ankle-foot prosthesis restore whole-body angular momentum during walking at different speeds?
(abstract only)
D'Andrea S, Wilhelm N, Silverman AK, Grabowski AM.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3044-54. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3647-1.
PMID: 24781926 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Prevention of recurrent foot ulcers with plantar pressure-based in-shoe orthoses: the CareFUL prevention multicenter randomized controlled trial.
(abstract only)
Ulbrecht JS, Hurley T, Mauger DT, Cavanagh PR.
Diabetes Care. 2014 Jul;37(7):1982-9. doi: 10.2337/dc13-2956. Epub 2014 Apr 23.
PMID: 24760263 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Can an integrated orthotic and rehabilitation program decrease pain and improve function after lower extremity trauma?
(abstract only)
Bedigrew KM, Patzkowski JC, Wilken JM, Owens JG, Blanck RV, Stinner DJ, Kirk KL, Hsu JR; Skeletal Trauma Research Consortium (STReC).
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3017-25. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3609-7.
PMID: 24744130 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Common peroneal nerve palsy caused by compression stockings after surgery.
(abstract only)
Güzelküçük Ü, Skempes D, Kumnerddee W.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Jul;93(7):609-11. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000086.
PMID: 24743458 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Analysis of intrinsic biomechanical factors are needed to identify parameters that may predict benefit from lateral wedge orthotics in medial knee osteoarthritis. Comment on the article by Parkes MJ, et al.
(no abstract available)
Goker B, Block JA, Lidtke RH.
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2014 Nov-Dec;32(6 Suppl 87):S-3. Epub 2014 Mar 17.
PMID: 24641818 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Foot orthoses in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a randomised controlled trial.
(abstract only)
Coda A, Fowlie PW, Davidson JE, Walsh J, Carline T, Santos D.
Arch Dis Child. 2014 Jul;99(7):649-51. Epub 2014 Mar 17.
PMID: 24636956 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Bracing improves clinical outcomes but does not affect the medial knee joint space in osteoarthritic patients during gait.
(abstract only)
Haladik JA, Vasileff WK, Peltz CD, Lock TR, Bey MJ.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Nov;22(11):2715-20. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2596-7. Epub 2013 Jul 12.
PMID: 23846505 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Functionally optimized 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). 2014 Oct;66(10):1456-64. doi: 10.1002/acr.22060.
PMID: 23836484 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of soft and semirigid ankle orthoses on Star Excursion Balance Test performance in patients with functional ankle instability.
(abstract only)
Hadadi M, Mousavi ME, Fardipour S, Vameghi R, Mazaheri M.
J Sci Med Sport. 2014 Jul;17(4):430-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2013.05.017. Epub 2013 Jun 28.
PMID: 23810776 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Orthotics

Immobilization with an external rotation brace was similar to an internal rotation sling for shoulder dislocation.
(no abstract available)
McCarty EC.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug 20;96(16):1398. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9616.ebo209.
PMID: 25143502 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

External rotation immobilization for primary shoulder dislocation: a randomized controlled trial.
(abstract only)
Whelan DB, Litchfield R, Wambolt E, Dainty KN; Joint Orthopaedic Initiative for National Trials of the Shoulder (JOINTS).
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Aug;472(8):2380-6. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3432-6.
PMID: 24385033 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

How does external rotation bracing influence motion and functional scores after arthroscopic shoulder stabilization?
(abstract only)
Yin B, Levy D, Meadows M, Moen T, Gorroochurn P, Cadet ER, Levine WN, Ahmad CS.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Aug;472(8):2389-96. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3343-6.
PMID: 24158541 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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Pediatrics

See you in the Paralympics in 2022: commentary on an article by Kelly A. Jeans, MS, et al.: "comparison of gait after syme and transtibial amputation in children. factors that may play a role in function".
(no abstract available)
Aiona M.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Oct 1;96(19):e173. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00801.
PMID: 25274801 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison of gait after Syme and transtibial amputation in children: factors that may play a role in function.
(abstract only)
Jeans KA, Karol LA, Cummings D, Singhal K.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Oct 1;96(19):1641-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00192.
PMID: 25274789 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A data driven model for optimal orthosis selection in children with cerebral palsy.
(abstract only)
Ries AJ, Novacheck TF, Schwartz MH.
Gait Posture. 2014 Sep;40(4):539-44. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.06.011. Epub 2014 Jul 3.
PMID: 25065629 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Foot orthoses in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a randomised controlled trial.
(abstract only)
Coda A, Fowlie PW, Davidson JE, Walsh J, Carline T, Santos D.
Arch Dis Child. 2014 Jul;99(7):649-51. Epub 2014 Mar 17.
PMID: 24636956 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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Spinal Orthotics

The effectiveness of combined bracing and exercise in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis based on SRS and SOSORT criteria: a prospective study.
(full text)
Negrini S, Donzelli S, Lusini M, Minnella S, Zaina F.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014 Aug 6;15:263. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-263.
PMID: 25095800 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Criteria and Society of Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) 2008 Guidelines in Non-Operative Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis.
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Korbel K, Kozinoga M, Stoliński Ł, Kotwicki T.
Pol Orthop Traumatol. 2014 Jul 28;79:118-22.
PMID: 25066033 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Nighttime bracing versus observation for early adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
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Wiemann JM, Shah SA, Price CT.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Sep;34(6):603-6. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000221.
PMID: 24840659 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparative study of the treatment outcomes of osteoporotic compression fractures without neurologic injury using a rigid brace, a soft brace, and no brace: a prospective randomized controlled non-inferiority trial.
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Kim HJ, Yi JM, Cho HG, Chang BS, Lee CK, Kim JH, Yeom JS.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Dec 3;96(23):1959-66. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00187.
PMID: 25471910 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Update on evaluation and treatment of scoliosis.
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El-Hawary R, Chukwunyerenwa C.
Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Dec;61(6):1223-41. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2014.08.007. Epub 2014 Sep 12.
PMID: 25439021 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The freedom to heal: nonrigid immobilization by a halo orthosis.
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Genin GM, Rosenberg SP, Seger LM, Tran EL, Rivet DJ, Leuthardt EC.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Nov;21(5):811-6. doi: 10.3171/2014.7.SPINE13747. Epub 2014 Aug 22.
PMID: 25147974 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Guideline update for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 14: brace therapy as an adjunct to or substitute for lumbar fusion.
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Dailey AT, Ghogawala Z, Choudhri TF, Watters WC 3rd, Resnick DK, Sharan A, Eck JC, Mummaneni PV, Wang JC, Groff MW, Dhall SS, Kaiser MG.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jul;21(1):91-101. doi: 10.3171/2014.4.SPINE14282.
PMID: 24980591 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Surgical versus nonsurgical treatment of subaxial cervical pedicle fractures.
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Awad BI, Lubelski D, Carmody M, Mroz TE, Anderson JS, Moore TA, Steinmetz MP.
World Neurosurg. 2014 Nov;82(5):855-65. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.05.034. Epub 2014 Jun 4.
PMID: 24907437 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Conservative treatment of neuromuscular scoliosis in adult tetraplegia: a case report.
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Hastings JD, Dickson J, Tracy L, Baniewich C, Levine C.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Dec;95(12):2491-5. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.04.016. Epub 2014 May 9.
PMID: 24814562 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A novel technique for treatment of progressive scoliosis in young children using a 3-hook and 2-screw construct (H3S2) on a single sub-muscular growing rod: surgical technique.
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Miladi L, Mousny M.
Eur Spine J. 2014 Jul;23 Suppl 4:S432-7. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3339-2. Epub 2014 May 9.
PMID: 24811689 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Tridimensional trunk surface acquisition for brace manufacturing in idiopathic scoliosis.
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Raux S, Kohler R, Garin C, Cunin V, Abelin-Genevois K.
Eur Spine J. 2014 Jul;23 Suppl 4:S419-23. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3337-4. Epub 2014 May 8.
PMID: 24806260 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cervical facet fractures.
(no abstracts available)
Dahdaleh NS, Smith ZA, Lindley TE, Hitchon PW.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Aug;21(2):310-1. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.SPINE14223. Epub 2014 May 2.
PMID: 24785969 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A pilot evaluation of the role of bracing in stable thoracolumbar burst fractures without neurological deficit.
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Shamji MF, Roffey DM, Young DK, Reindl R, Wai EK.
J Spinal Disord Tech. 2014 Oct;27(7):370-5. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e31826eacae.
PMID: 22907065 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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