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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 October – December 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 feature article compares four commercially available shoulder orthoses (SO) and provides some clinical significance for a commonly stocked item. Researchers from Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan, compared four shoulder orthoses (SO) on 30 healthy patients. Of the SOs, two were external rotation orthoses (ER) and two were abduction-external rotation orthoses (A-ER). Participants were asked to rate comfort, ease of donning, and ease of use during seven activities of daily living for each device. Abduction and external rotation measurements were taken after initial application, following each ADL task, and after reapplication of device per manufacturer recommendation. The study found significant differences between the two ER devices in angle of external rotation maintained, as well as between one of the ER and both of the A-ER orthoses.

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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

Ankle dorsiflexor, not plantarflexor strength, predicts the functional mobility of people with spastic hep>
Ng SS, Hui-Chan CW.
J Rehabil Med. 2013 Jun;45(6):541-5.
PMID: 23793340 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Changes in balancing ability of athletes with chronic ankle instability after foot orthotics application and rehabilitation exercises
Lee HJ, Lim KB, Jung TH, Kim DY, Park KR.
Ann Rehabil Med. 2013 Aug;37(4):523-33. Epub 2013 Aug 26.
PMID: 24020033 [PubMed]

Use of powered mobile arm supports by people with neuromuscular conditions
Kumar A, Phillips MF.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):61-70.
PMID: 23516084 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Examination of anticipated chemical shift and shape distortion effect on materials commonly used in prosthetic socket fabrication when measured using MRI: A validation study
Safari MR, Rowe P, Buis A.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):31-42.
PMID: 23516081 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Amputee locomotion: Determining the inertial properties of running-specific prostheses
Baum BS, Schultz MP, Tian A, Shefter B, Wolf EJ, Kwon HJ, Shim JK.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Sep;94(9):1776-83. Epub 2013 Mar 28.
PMID: 23542403 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Treatment of the humeral shaft fractures—minimally invasive osteosynthesis with bridge plate versus conservative treatment with functional brace: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Matsunaga FT, Tamaoki MJ, Matsumoto MH, dos Santos JB, Faloppa F, Belloti JC.
Trials. 2013 Aug 7;14:246.
PMID: 23924198 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effectiveness of off-the-shelf footwear in reducing foot pain in Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs recipients not eligible for medical grade footwear: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Menz HB, Frescos N, Munteanu SE.
Trials. 2013 Apr 23;14:106.
PMID: 23782557 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Immobilizing performances, comfort, and user-friendliness of the shoulder abduction-external rotation braces
Hatta T, Sano H, Yamamoto N, Itoi E.
Ups J Med Sci. 2013 May;118(2):105-10. Epub 2012 Nov 15.
PMID: 23153370 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Acroangiodermatitis in a leg amputee using a suction-socket prosthesis: Clinical, histological as well as HHV-8 and CD34 immunohistochemical study
Pietkiewicz P, Bowszyc-Dmochowska M, Gornowicz-Porowska J, Majewski P, Marszalek A, Dmochowski M.
Pol J Pathol. 2013 Jun;64(2):153-6.
PMID: 23900875 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Prosthetic fitting, use, and satisfaction following lower-limb amputation: A prospective study
Webster JB, Hakimi KN, Williams RM, Turner AP, Norvell DC, Czerniecki JM.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(10):1493-504.
PMID: 23516053 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Traumatic amputation: Psychosocial adjustment of six Army women to loss of one or more limbs
Cater JK.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(10):1443-56.
PMID: 23516049 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Beyond componentry: How principles of motor learning can enhance locomotor rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb loss—a review
Sawers A, Hahn ME, Kelly VE, Czerniecki JM, Kartin D.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(10):1431-42.
PMID: 23516048 [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]

Transtibial prosthetic suspension: Less pistoning versus easy donning and doffing
Gholizadeh H, Abu Osman NA, Eshraghi A, Ali S, Sævarsson SK, Wan Abas WA, Pirouzi GH.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012 Dec;49(9):1321-30.
PMID: 23408214 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Determining skill level in myoelectric prosthesis use with multiple outcome measures
Bouwsema H, Kyberd PJ, Hill W, van der Sluis CK, Bongers RM.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012 Dec;49(9):1331-48.
PMID: 23408215 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Plantar fasciitis: How best to treat?
Covey CJ, Mulder MD.
J Fam Pract. 2013 Sep;62(9):466-71.
PMID: 24080555 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The biomechanics and energetics of human running using an elastic knee exoskeleton
Elliott G, Sawicki GS, Marecki A, Herr H.
IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2013 Jun;2013:6650418.
PMID: 24187237 [PubMed—in process]

Lateral wedge insoles as a conservative treatment for pain in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis: A meta-analysis
Parkes MJ, Maricar N, Lunt M, LaValley MP, Jones RK, Segal NA, Takahashi-Narita K, Felson DT.
JAMA. 2013 Aug 21;310(7):722-30.
PMID: 23989797 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effectiveness of adjustable dorsiflexion night splint in combination with accommodative foot orthosis on plantar fasciitis
Lee WC, Wong WY, Kung E, Leung AK.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(10):1557-64.
PMID: 23516059 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Gait and clinical improvements with a novel knee brace for knee OA
Johnson AJ, Starr R, Kapadia BH, Bhave A, Mont MA.
J Knee Surg. 2013 Jun;26(3):173-8. Epub 2012 Nov 6.
PMID: 23288742 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Scapular bracing and alteration of posture and muscle activity in overhead athletes with poor posture
Cole AK, McGrath ML, Harrington SE, Padua DA, Rucinski TJ, Prentice WE.
J Athl Train. 2013 Jan-Feb;48(1):12-24.
PMID: 23672321 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Early treatment of coronal synostosis with endoscopy-assisted craniectomy and postoperative cranial orthosis therapy: 16-year experience
Jimenez DF, Barone CM.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Sep;12(3):207-19.Epub 2013 Jun 28.
PMID: 23808724 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The experience of amputation and prosthesis use for adults: A metasynthesisp Murray CD, Forshaw MJ.
Disabil Rehabil. 2013 Jul;35(14):1133-42. Epub 2012 Oct 4.
PMID: 23033871 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Transtibial amputee joint motion has increased attractor divergence during walking compared to non-amputee gaitp Wurdeman SR, Myers SA, Stergiou N.
Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Apr;41(4):806-13.Epub 2012 Nov 22. PMID: 23180032 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Robotic leg control with EMG decoding in an amputee with nerve transfersp Hargrove LJ, Simon AM, Young AJ, Lipschutz RD, Finucane SB, Smith DG, Kuiken TA.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Sep 26;369(13):1237-42.
PMID: 24066744 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Real-time myoelectric control of a multi-fingered hand prosthesis using principal components analp Matrone GC, Cipriani C, Carrozza MC, Magenes G.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Jun 15;9:40.
PMID: 22703711 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower Limb Prosthetics

Examination of anticipated chemical shift and shape distortion effect on materials commonly used in prosthetic socket fabrication when measured using MRI: A validation study
(full text)
Safari MR, Rowe P, Buis A.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):31-42.
PMID: 23516081 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Amputee locomotion: determining the inertial properties of running-specific prostheses
(full text)
Baum BS, Schultz MP, Tian A, Shefter B, Wolf EJ, Kwon HJ, Shim JK.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Sep;94(9):1776-83. Epub 2013 Mar 28.
PMID: 23542403 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Acroangiodermatitis in a leg amputee using a suction-socket prosthesis: Clinical, histological as well as HHV-8 and CD34 immunohistochemical study
(full text)
Pietkiewicz P, Bowszyc-Dmochowska M, Gornowicz-Porowska J, Majewski P, Marszalek A, Dmochowski M.
Pol J Pathol. 2013 Jun;64(2):153-6.
PMID: 23900875 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Prosthetic fitting, use, and satisfaction following lower-limb amputation: A prospective study
(full text)
Webster JB, Hakimi KN, Williams RM, Turner AP, Norvell DC, Czerniecki JM.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(10):1493-504.
PMID: 23516053 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Traumatic amputation: Psychosocial adjustment of six Army women to loss of one or more limbs
(full text)
Cater JK.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(10):1443-56.
PMID: 23516049 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Beyond componentry: How principles of motor learning can enhance locomotor rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb loss—a review
(full text)
Sawers A, Hahn ME, Kelly VE, Czerniecki JM, Kartin D.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(10):1431-42.
PMID: 23516048 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Transtibial amputee joint motion has increased attractor divergence during walking compared to non-amputee gait
(full text)
Wurdeman SR, Myers SA, Stergiou N.
Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Apr;41(4):806-13.Epub 2012 Nov 22.
PMID: 23180032 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Robotic leg control with EMG decoding in an amputee with nerve transfers
(full text)
Hargrove LJ, Simon AM, Young AJ, Lipschutz RD, Finucane SB, Smith DG, Kuiken TA.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Sep 26;369(13):1237-42.
PMID: 24066744 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The experience of amputation and prosthesis use for adults: A metasynthesis
(full text)
Murray CD, Forshaw MJ.
Disabil Rehabil. 2013 Jul;35(14):1133-42. Epub 2012 Oct 4.
PMID: 23033871 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Devising the prosthetic prescription and typical examples
(abstract only)
Passero T.
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014 Feb;25(1):117-32.
PMID: 24287243 [PubMed—in process]

Prosthetic choices for people with leg and arm amputations
(abstract only)
Kistenberg RS.
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014 Feb;25(1):93-115.
PMID: 24287242 [PubMed—in process]

Relation between aerobic capacity and walking ability in older adults with a lower-limb amputation
(abstract only)
Wezenberg D, van der Woude LH, Faber WX, de Haan A, Houdijk H.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Sep;94(9):1714-20. Epub 2013 Mar 1.
PMID: 23466292 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Cost comparison: Limb salvage versus amputation in diabetic patients with charcot foot
(abstract only)
Gil J, Schiff AP, Pinzur MS.
Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Aug;34(8):1097-9. Epub 2013 Mar 14.
PMID: 23493775 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Stair ascent with an innovative microprocessor-controlled exoprosthetic knee joint
(abstract only)
Bellmann M, Schmalz T, Ludwigs E, Blumentritt S.
Biomed Tech (Berl). 2012 Dec;57(6):435-44.
PMID: 23241569 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Loads on the prosthesis-socket interface of above-knee amputees during normal gait: Validation of a multi-body simulation
(abstract only)
Schwarze M, Hurschler C, Seehaus F, Oehler S, Welke B.
J Biomech. 2013 Apr 5;46(6):1201-6. Epub 2013 Mar 6.
PMID: 23473441 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Altering prosthetic foot stiffness influences foot and muscle function during below-knee amputee walking: A modeling and simulation analysis
(abstract only)
Fey NP, Klute GK, Neptune RR.
J Biomech. 2013 Feb 22;46(4):637-44. Epub 2013 Jan 10.
PMID: 23312827 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Influence of malalignment on socket reaction moments during gait in amputees with transtibial prostheses
(abstract only)
Boone DA, Kobayashi T, Chou TG, Arabian AK, Coleman KL, Orendurff MS, Zhang M.
Gait Posture. 2013 Apr;37(4):620-6. Epub 2012 Nov 21.
PMID: 23177920 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison of prosthetic costs and service between osseointegrated and conventional suspended transfemoral prostheses
(abstract only)
Haggstrom EE, Hansson E, Hagberg K.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Apr;37(2):152-60. Epub 2012 Aug 20.
PMID: 22907950 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Bodies completed: On the physical rehabilitation of lower limb amputees
(abstract only)
Hoffman M.
Health (London). 2013 May;17(3):229-45. Epub 2012 Jul 15.
PMID: 22801875 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Injuries increase the amputee burden at the prosthesis centre: A 2-year retrospective survey of amputees in a low-income setting
(abstract only)
Soomro N, Jalal S.
Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2013;20(1):94-8. Epub 2012 May 25.
PMID: 22630112 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Influence of adjustments to amputation and artificial limb on quality of life in patients following lower limb amputation
(abstract only)
Sinha R, van den Heuvel WJ, Arokiasamy P, van Dijk JP.
Int J Rehabil Res. 2014 Mar;37(1):74-9.
PMID: 24157864 [PubMed—in process]

Reorganisation of primary motor cortex in a transtibial amputee during rehabilitation: a case report
(no abstract available)
Hordacre B, Bradnam L.
Clin Neurophysiol. 2013 Sep;124(9):1919-21. Epub 2013 Apr 28.
PMID: 23628213 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison of the International Committee of the Red Cross foot with the solid ankle cushion heel foot during gait: A randomized double-blind study
(abstract only)
Turcot K, Sagawa Y Jr, Lacraz A, Lenoir J, Assal M, Armand S.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Aug;94(8):1490-7.Epub 2013 Apr 8.
PMID: 23578592 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Satisfaction and problems experienced with transfemoral suspension systems: A comparison between common suction socket and seal-in liner
(abstract only)
Gholizadeh H, Abu Osman NA, Eshraghi A, Ali S, Yahyavi ES.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Aug;94(8):1584-9.Epub 2012 Dec 19.
PMID: 23262380 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of prosthetic mass distribution on metabolic costs and walking symmetry
(abstract only)
Smith JD, Martin PE.
J Appl Biomech. 2013 Jun;29(3):317-28. Epub 2012 Sep 13.
PMID: 22977207 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Climbing stairs after outpatient rehabilitation for a lower-limb amputation
(abstract only)
de Laat FA, Rommers GM, Dijkstra PU, Geertzen JH, Roorda LD.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Aug;94(8):1573-9. Epub 2013 Feb 4.
PMID: 23385109 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Prosthetics

Traumatic amputation: psychosocial adjustment of six Army women to loss of one or more limbs
(full text)
Cater JK.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(10):1443-56.
PMID: 23516049 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The experience of amputation and prosthesis use for adults: A metasynthesis
(full text)
Murray CD, Forshaw MJ.
Disabil Rehabil. 2013 Jul;35(14):1133-42. Epub 2012 Oct 4.
PMID: 23033871 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Determining skill level in myoelectric prosthesis use with multiple outcome measures
(full text)
Bouwsema H, Kyberd PJ, Hill W, van der Sluis CK, Bongers RM.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012 Dec;49(9):1331-48.
PMID: 23408215 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

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]

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]


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Lower Limb Orthotics

Ankle dorsiflexor, not plantarflexor strength, predicts the functional mobility of people with spastic hemiplegia
(full text)
Ng SS, Hui-Chan CW.
J Rehabil Med. 2013 Jun;45(6):541-5.
PMID: 23793340 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Changes in balancing ability of athletes with chronic ankle instability after foot orthotics application and rehabilitation exercises
(full text)
Lee HJ, Lim KB, Jung TH, Kim DY, Park KR.
Ann Rehabil Med. 2013 Aug;37(4):523-33. Epub 2013 Aug 26.
PMID: 24020033 [PubMed]

Effectiveness of off-the-shelf footwear in reducing foot pain in Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs recipients not eligible for medical grade footwear: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
(full text)
Menz HB, Frescos N, Munteanu SE.
Trials. 2013 Apr 23;14:106.
PMID: 23782557 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Plantar fasciitis: How best to treat?
(full text)
Covey CJ, Mulder MD.
J Fam Pract. 2013 Sep;62(9):466-71.
PMID: 24080555 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The biomechanics and energetics of human running using an elastic knee exoskeleton
(full text)
Elliott G, Sawicki GS, Marecki A, Herr H.
IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2013 Jun;2013:66650418.
PMID: 24187237 [PubMed—in process]

Lateral wedge insoles as a conservative treatment for pain in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis: A meta-analysis
(full text)
Parkes MJ, Maricar N, Lunt M, LaValley MP, Jones RK, Segal NA, Takahashi-Narita K, Felson DT.
JAMA. 2013 Aug 21;310(7):722-30.
PMID: 23989797 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effectiveness of adjustable dorsiflexion night splint in combination with accommodative foot orthosis on plantar fasciitis
(full text)
Lee WC, Wong WY, Kung E, Leung AK.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(10):1557-64.
PMID: 23516059 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Gait and clinical improvements with a novel knee brace for knee OA
(full text)
Johnson AJ, Starr R, Kapadia BH, Bhave A, Mont MA.
J Knee Surg. 2013 Jun;26(3):173-8. Epub 2012 Nov 6.
PMID: 23288742 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Use of the charcot restraint orthotic walker in treatment of neuropathic foot ulcers: A case series
(abstract only)
Keast DH, Vair AH.
Adv Skin Wound Care. 2013 Dec;26(12):549-52.
PMID: 24253211 [PubMed—in process]

Review of therapeutic electrical stimulation for dorsiflexion assist and for orthotic substitution from the ACRM stroke movement interventions subcommittee
(abstract only)
Bosch PR, Harris JE, Wing MK.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Feb;95(2):390-6. Epub 2013 Nov 6.
PMID: 24211493 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Does wearing a prophylactic ankle brace during drop landings affect lower extremity kinematics and ground reaction forces?
(abstract only)
Simpson KJ, Yom JP, Fu YC, Arnett SW, O’Rourke S, Brown CN.
J Appl Biomech. 2013 Apr;29(2):205-13. Epub 2012 Jul 6.
PMID: 22813644 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Valgus bracing affords short-term treatment solution across walking and sit-to-stand activities
(abstract only)
Larsen BL, Jacofsky MC, Brown JA, Jacofsky DJ.
J Arthroplasty. 2013 May;28(5):792-7. Epub 2013 Feb 23.
PMID: 23462499 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Exercise therapy and custom-made insoles are effective in patients with excessive pronation and chronic foot pain—a randomized controlled trial
(abstract only)
Andreasen J, Mølgaard CM, Christensen M, Kaalund S, Lundbye-Christensen S, Simonsen O, Voigt M.
Foot (Edinb). 2013 Mar;23(1):22-8. Epub 2013 Feb 20.
PMID: 23434214 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combination on the gait parameters of children with cerebral palsy (abstract only)
Eddison N, Chockalingam N.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Apr;37(2):95-107. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
PMID: 22833518 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Changes of postural steadiness following use of prefabricated orthotic insoles
(abstract only)
Bateni H.
J Appl Biomech. 2013 Apr;29(2):174-9. Epub 2012 Jun 5.
PMID: 22815281 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Gait mode recognition and control for a portable-powered ankle-foot orthosis
(abstract only)
David Li Y, Hsiao-Wecksler ET.
IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2013 Jun;2013:6650373.
PMID: 24187192 [PubMed—in process]

[Diagnostics and early rehabilitation of biomechanical gait abnormalities in the patients with cerebral hemiparesis]
(abstract only—article in Russian)
Dobrushina OR, Snopkov PS, Sidiakina IV.
Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2013 Jul-Aug;(4):18-22.
PMID: 24137930 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of a dynamic progressive orthotic intervention for chronic hemiplegia: A case series
(abstract only)
Doucet BM, Mettler JA.
J Hand Ther. 2013 Apr-Jun;26(2):139-46. Epub 2012 Nov 11.
PMID: 23149271 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluation of the mechanical efficiency of knee braces based on computational modeling
(abstract only)
Pierrat B, Molimard J, Navarro L, Avril S, Calmels P.
Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2013 Sep 19. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 24050812 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Orthotics and FES for maintenance of walking in patients with MS
(no abstract available)
Wening J, Ford J, Jouett LD.
Dis Mon. 2013 Aug;59(8):284-9.
PMID: 23876485 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Vertical ground reaction force-based analysis of powered exoskeleton-assisted walking in persons with motor-complete paraplegia
(abstract only)
Fineberg DB, Asselin P, Harel NY, Agranova-Breyter I, Kornfeld SD, Bauman WA, Spungen AM.
J Spinal Cord Med. 2013 Jul;36(4):313-21.
PMID: 23820147 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Foot drop stimulation versus ankle foot orthosis after stroke: 30-week outcomes
(abstract only)
Kluding PM, Dunning K, O'Dell MW, Wu SS, Ginosian J, Feld J, McBride K.
Stroke. 2013 Jun;44(6):1660-9. Epub 2013 May 2.
PMID: 23640829 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of an AFO-shaped elastic band on drop-foot gait in patients with central neurological lesions
(abstract only)
Hwang YI, Yoo WG, An DH, Heo HJ.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2013;32(2):377-83.
PMID: 23535802 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of the Elastic Walking Band on gait in stroke patients
(abstract only)
Hwang YI, Yoo WG, An DH.
NeuroRehabilitation. 2013;32(2):317-22.
PMID: 23535794 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Use and effectiveness of orthotics in hyperpronated dancers
(abstract only)
Nowacki RM, Air ME, Rietveld AB.
J Dance Med Sci. 2013;17(1):3-10.
PMID: 23498351 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[Technical aspects in the provision of orthopedic shoes for athletes]
(abstract only—article in German)
Walther M, Volkering C, Röser A.
Sportverletz Sportschaden. 2013 Mar;27(1):49-56. Epub 2013 Mar 13.
PMID: 23487344 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of an ankle-foot orthosis on balance and walking after stroke: A systematic review and pooled meta-analysis
(abstract only)
Tyson SF, Kent RM.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jul;94(7):1377-85. Epub 2013 Feb 12.
PMID: 23416220 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Immediate coronal plane kinetic effects of novel lateral-offset sole shoes and lateral-wedge insole shoes in healthy individuals
(abstract only)
Kang JW, Park HS, Na CK, Park JW, Hong J, Lee SH.
Orthopedics. 2013 Feb;36(2):e165-71.
PMID: 23379928 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The importance of clinical biomechanical assessment of foot deformity and joint mobility in people living with type-2 diabetes within a primary care setting
(abstract only)
Formosa C, Gatt A, Chockalingam N.
Prim Care Diabetes. 2013 Apr;7(1):45-50. Epub 2013 Jan 16.
PMID: 23332418 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Soft-plastic brace for lower limb fractures in patients with spinal cord injury
(abstract only)
Uehara K, Akai M, Kubo T, Yamasaki N, Okuma Y, Tobimatsu Y, Iwaya T.
Spinal Cord. 2013 Apr;51(4):327-30. Epub 2012 Dec 4.
PMID: 23208540 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The balance control effects on sitting posture induced by lumbosacral orthosis wear vary depending on the level of stability
(abstract only)
Munoz F, Rouboa AI, Rougier PR.
Appl Ergon. 2013 Jul;44(4):511-6. Epub 2012 Dec 1.
PMID: 23207016 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Medially posted insoles consistently influence foot pronation in runners with and without anterior knee pain
(abstract only)
Rodrigues P, Chang R, TenBroek T, Hamill J.
Gait Posture. 2013 Apr;37(4):526-31. Epub 2012 Nov 6.
PMID: 23137595 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Gait evaluation of the advanced reciprocating gait orthosis with solid versus dorsi flexion assist ankle foot orthoses in paraplegic patients
(abstract only)
Bani MA, Arazpour M, Ghomshe FT, Mousavi ME, Hutchins SW.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Apr;37(2):161-7. Epub 2012 Sep 17.
PMID: 22988045 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Influence of modified solid ankle-foot orthosis to be used with and without shoe on dynamic balance and gait characteristic in asymptomatic people
(abstract only)
Arvin M, Kamyab M, Moradi V, Hajiaghaei B, Maroufi N.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Apr;37(2):145-51. Epub 2012 Aug 20.
PMID: 22907949 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Gait assessment during the initial fitting of customized selective laser sintering ankle foot orthoses in subjects with drop foot
(abstract only)
Creylman V, Muraru L, Pallari J, Vertommen H, Peeraer L.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Apr;37(2):132-8. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
PMID: 22833516 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of custom-made foot orthoses in female hallux valgus after one-year follow up
(abstract only)
Reina M, Lafuente G, Munuera PV.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Apr;37(2):113-9. Epub 2012 Jun 12.
PMID: 22691724 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Return to duty after integrated orthotic and rehabilitation initiative
(abstract only)
Blair JA, Patzkowski JC, Blanck RV, Owens JG, Hsu JR; Skeletal Trauma Research Consortium (STReC)
J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Apr;28(4):e70-4.
PMID: 24121984 [PubMed—in process]

Anterior cruciate ligament bracing: evidence in providing stability and preventing injury or graft re-rupture
(abstract only)
Bodendorfer BM, Anoushiravani AA, Feeley BT, Gallo RA.
Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Sep;41(3):92-102.
PMID: 24113707 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of an isocentric reciprocating gait orthosis incorporating an active knee mechanism on the gait of a spinal cord injury patient: A single case study
(abstract only)
Arazpour M, Bani MA, Chitsazan A, Ghomshe FT, Kashani RV, Hutchins SW.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013 May;8(3):261-6. Epub 2012 May 22.
PMID: 22612773 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Orthotics

Use of powered mobile arm supports by people with neuromuscular conditions
(full text)
Kumar A, Phillips MF.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):61-70.
PMID: 23516084 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Treatment of the humeral shaft fractures—minimally invasive osteosynthesis with bridge plate versus conservative treatment with functional brace: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
(full text)
Matsunaga FT, Tamaoki MJ, Matsumoto MH, dos Santos JB, Faloppa F, Belloti JC.
Trials. 2013 Aug 7;14:246.
PMID: 23924198 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Immobilizing performances, comfort, and user-friendliness of the shoulder abduction-external rotation braces
(full text)
Hatta T, Sano H, Yamamoto N, Itoi E.
Ups J Med Sci. 2013 May;118(2):105-10. Epub 2012 Nov 15.
PMID: 23153370 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison between the effect of lumbopelvic belt and home based pelvic stabilizing exercise on pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain; a randomized controlled trial
(abstract only)
Kordi R, Abolhasani M, Rostami M, Hantoushzadeh S, Mansournia MA, Vasheghani-Farahani F.
J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2013 Jan 1;26(2):133-9.
PMID: 23640314 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Pediatrics

Early treatment of coronal synostosis with endoscopy-assisted craniectomy and postoperative cranial orthosis therapy: 16-year experience
(full text)
Jimenez DF, Barone CM.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Sep;12(3):207-19.Epub 2013 Jun 28.
PMID: 23808724 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Pancraniosynostosis following endoscope-assisted strip craniectomy and helmet orthosis for sagittal suture craniosynostosis in a nonsyndromic patient
(abstract only)
Jenkins GH, Smith NR, McNeely PD.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Jul;12(1):77-9. Epub 2013 May 10.
PMID: 23662934 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of tuning ankle foot orthoses-footwear combination on the gait parameters of children with cerebral palsy
(abstract only)
Eddison N, Chockalingam N.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Apr;37(2):95-107. Epub 2012 Jul 24.
PMID: 22833518 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Spinal bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
(no abstract available)
Carragee EJ, Lehman RA Jr.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 17;369(16):1558-60. Epub 2013 Sep 19.
PMID: 24047456 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Prevalence and incidence of new meniscus and cartilage injuries after a nonoperative treatment algorithm for ACL tears in skeletally immature children: A prospective MRI study
(abstract only)
Moksnes H, Engebretsen L, Risberg MA.
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Aug;41(8):1771-9. Epub 2013 Jun 14.
PMID: 23771955 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis
(abstract only)
Weinstein SL, Dolan LA, Wright JG, Dobbs MB.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 17;369(16):1512-21. Epub 2013 Sep 19.
PMID: 24047455 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Treatment of developmental dislocation of hip: Does changing the hip abduction angle in the hip spica affect the rate of avascular necrosis of the femoral head?
(abstract only)
Madhu TS, Akula M, Scott BW, Templeton PA.
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2013 May;22(3):184-8.
PMID: 23407430 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Treatment of deformational plagiocephaly and torticollis using a weight distribution ring: A report of three cases
(abstract only)
Gee E, Hill CE, Saithna A, Modi CS, van der Ploeg ID.
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2013 May;22(3):275-81.
PMID: 23358241 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Spinal Orthotics

Effects of long-term corset wearing on chronic low back pain
(full text)p> 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]

Scapular bracing and alteration of posture and muscle activity in overhead athletes with poor posture
(full text)
Cole AK, McGrath ML, Harrington SE, Padua DA, Rucinski TJ, Prentice WE.
J Athl Train. 2013 Jan-Feb;48(1):12-24.
PMID: 23672321 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of an isocentric reciprocating gait orthosis incorporating an active knee mechanism on the gait of a spinal cord injury patient: A single case study (abstract only)
Arazpour M, Bani MA, Chitsazan A, Ghomshe FT, Kashani RV, Hutchins SW.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013 May;8(3):261-6. Epub 2012 May 22.
PMID: 22612773 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Soft-plastic brace for lower limb fractures in patients with spinal cord injury (abstract only)
Uehara K, Akai M, Kubo T, Yamasaki N, Okuma Y, Tobimatsu Y, Iwaya T.
Spinal Cord. 2013 Apr;51(4):327-30. Epub 2012 Dec 4.
PMID: 23208540 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Spinal bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (no abstract available)
Carragee EJ, Lehman RA Jr.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 17;369(16):1558-60. Epub 2013 Sep 19.
PMID: 24047456 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (abstract only)
Weinstein SL, Dolan LA, Wright JG, Dobbs MB.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 17;369(16):1512-21. Epub 2013 Sep 19.
PMID: 24047455 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Other

Outcome instruments for prosthetics: Clinical applications
(abstract only)
Heinemann AW, Connelly L, Ehrlich-Jones L, Fatone S.
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2014 Feb;25(1):179-98.
PMID: 24287247 [PubMed—in process]

A scoping literature review of the provision of orthoses and prostheses in resource-limited environments 2000-2010. Part one: Considerations for success
(abstract only)
Ikeda AJ, M Grabowski A, Lindsley A, Sadeghi-Demneh E, Reisinger KD.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Sep 11. Epub ahead of print
PMID: 24026045 [PubMed— as supplied by publisher]

Translating research into prosthetic and orthotic practice
(abstract only)
Ramstrand N.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013 Apr;37(2):108-12. Epub 2012 Aug 5.
PMID: 22868379 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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