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August 2012

This regular e-update is provided by the Academy to raise awareness of current research in orthotics and prosthetics published outside of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO).

The list below is the result of a search for articles including the terms "orthotic devices" and "artificial limbs" indexed April – June 2012.
Where available, links to freely accessible full text versions of the article are provided. Where a link to the abstract only is provided, the full article may be available for purchase. Results were edited for clinical relevance.

Researchers tested common socket materials, including PETG, Thermolyn Rigid, and Orfitrans Stiff, at room and freezer temperatures to determine their tensile strength and impact resistance properties. One finding of the study was that Thermolyn Rigid and Orfitrans Stiff materials have lower tensile strength and impact resistance than PETG materials and would therefore be expected to be much more susceptible to static and impact failures. Samples from laminated sockets were also tested and found to have lower tensile strength and impact resistance than literature has previously cited. A future study will examine the sockets from which the current samples were derived.

Use the quick links below to jump to each category.

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


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Lower Limb Prosthetics
Upper Limb Prosthetics
Lower Limb Orthotics
Upper Limb Orthotics
Pediatrics
Spinal Orthotics


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Medicare program; revisions to the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) supplier safeguards. Final rule. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Fed Regist. 2012 Mar 14;77(50):14989-94. PMID: 22420064 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

On Design and Implementation of Neural-Machine Interface for Artificial Legs Zhang X, Liu Y, Zhang F, Ren J, Sun YL, Yang Q, Huang H. IEEE Trans Industr Inform. 2011 September 6; 2011(99): 1. PMID: 22389637 [PubMed]

Hinged cast brace for persistent flexion contracture following total knee replacement Karam MD, Pugely A, Callaghan JJ, Shurr D. Iowa Orthop J. 2011;31:69-72. PMID: 22096423 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Visualisation to enhance biomechanical tuning of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) in stroke: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial Carse B, Bowers RJ, Meadows BC, Rowe PJ. Trials. 2011 Dec 5;12:254. PMID: 22141471 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Tensile strength and impact resistance properties of materials used in prosthetic check sockets, copolymer sockets, and definitive laminated sockets (See Featured Article) Gerschutz MJ, Haynes ML, Nixon DM, Colvin JM.J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(8):987-1004. PMID: 22068374 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Residual limb volume change: systematic review of measurement and management Sanders JE, Fatone S. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(8):949-86. PMID: 22068373 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Preliminary evaluation of a powered lower limb orthosis to aid walking in paraplegic individuals Farris RJ, Quintero HA, Goldfarb M. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2011 Dec;19(6):652-9. Epub 2011 Oct 3. PMID: 21968791 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower Limb Prosthetics

Medicare program; revisions to the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) supplier safeguards. Final rule. (full text) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Fed Regist. 2012 Mar 14;77(50):14989-94. PMID: 22420064 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

On Design and Implementation of Neural-Machine Interface for Artificial Legs (full text) Zhang X, Liu Y, Zhang F, Ren J, Sun YL, Yang Q, Huang H. IEEE Trans Industr Inform. 2011 September 6; 2011(99): 1. PMID: 22389637 [PubMed]

Tensile strength and impact resistance properties of materials used in prosthetic check sockets, copolymer sockets, and definitive laminated sockets (See Featured Article—full text) Gerschutz MJ, Haynes ML, Nixon DM, Colvin JM. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(8):987-1004. PMID: 22068374 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Residual limb volume change: systematic review of measurement and management (full text) Sanders JE, Fatone S. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(8):949-86. PMID: 22068373 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effects of sitting postures on risks for deep tissue injury in the residuum of a transtibial prosthetic-user: a biomechanical case study (abstract only) Portnoy S,Siev-Ner I,Shabshin N,Gefen A. JComput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin.2011 Nov;14(11):1009-19. Epub 2011 Jun 24. PMID: 20694863 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Amputee skin condition: occlusion, stratum corneum hydration and free amino acid levels (abstract only) Visscher MO, Robinson M, Fugit B, Rosenberg RJ, Hoath SB, Randall Wickett R. Arch Dermatol Res. 2011 Mar;303(2):117-24. Epub 2010 Dec 16. PMID: 21161543 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Toes that look like toes: Cambodian children's perspectives on prosthetic legs (abstract only) Hussain S. Qual Health Res. 2011 Oct;21(10):1427-40. Epub 2011 Jun 17. PMID: 21685313 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Amputee Independent Prosthesis Properties—a new model for description and measurement (abstract only) Major MJ, Twiste M, Kenney LP, Howard D. J Biomech. 2011 Sep 23;44(14):2572-5. Epub 2011 Aug 9. PMID: 21831379 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Functional outcome assessment of lower limb amputees and prosthetic users with a 2-minute walk test (abstract only) Frlan-Vrgoc L, Vrbanić TS, Kraguljac D, Kovacević M. Coll Antropol. 2011 Dec;35(4):1215-8. PMID: 22397262 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[Specificities of prosthetic and orthotic rehabilitation in amputees with head injury] (abstract only—article in Serbian) Teofilovski M, Parapid B, Rakić M, Popović N, Teofilovski-Parapid G. Vojnosanit Pregl. 2011 Dec;68(12):1013-20. PMID: 22352261 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Targeted reinnervation in the transfemoral amputee: a preliminary study of surgical technique (abstract only) Agnew SP, Schultz AE, Dumanian GA, Kuiken TA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan;129(1):187-94. PMID: 22186509 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Environmental barriers, activity limitations and participation restrictions experienced by people with major limb amputation (abstract only) Gallagher P, O'Donovan MA, Doyle A, Desmond D. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Sep;35(3):278-84. PMID: 21937573 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Finite element analysis of donning procedure of a prosthetic transfemoral socket (abstract only) Lacroix D, Patiño JF. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011 Dec;39(12):2972-83. Epub 2011 Sep 2. PMID: 21887588 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of fluid collections on long-term outcome after lower limb amputation (abstract only) Singh R, Venkateshwara G. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Mar;93(3):509-11. Epub 2012 Jan 11. PMID: 22244246 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Feasibility and validity of a graded one-legged cycle exercise test to determine peak aerobic capacity in older people with a lower-limb amputation (abstract only) Wezenberg D, de Haan A, van der Woude LH, Houdijk H. Phys Ther. 2012 Feb;92(2):329-38. Epub 2011 Dec 9. PMID: 22156028 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Remote monitoring of lower-limb prosthetic socket fit using wireless technologies (abstract only) Sahandi R, Sewell P, Noroozi S, Hewitt M. J Med Eng Technol. 2012 Jan;36(1):50-6. Epub 2011 Nov 30. PMID: 22129089 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Pedaling asymmetries in cyclists with unilateral transtibial amputation: effect of prosthetic foot stiffness (abstract only) Childers WL, Kistenberg RS, Gregor RJ. J Appl Biomech. 2011 Nov;27(4):314-21. Epub 2011 Jun 2. PMID: 21896953 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Dynamic Balance Control (DBC) in lower leg amputee subjects; contribution of the regulatory activity of the prosthesis side (abstract only) Nederhand MJ, Van Asseldonk EH, van der Kooij H, Rietman HS. ClinBiomech. 2012 Jan;27(1):40-5. Epub 2011 Sep 1. PMID: 21889241 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Transtibial prosthetic socket pistoning: static evaluation of Seal-In® X5 and Dermo® Liner using motion analysis system (abstract only) Gholizadeh H, Osman NA, Kamyab M, Eshraghi A, Abas WA, Azam MN. ClinBiomech. 2012 Jan;27(1):34-9. Epub 2011 Jul 26. PMID: 21794965 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Bionic ankle-foot prosthesis normalizes walking gait for persons with leg amputation (abstract only) Herr HM, Grabowski AM. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Feb 7;279(1728):457-64. Epub 2011 Jul 13. PMID: 21752817 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Validity evidence for a modified version of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users' Survey (abstract only) Jarl GM, Heinemann AW, Norling Hermansson LM. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22439801 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Can the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) be used in a prosthetics and orthotics outpatient clinic? (abstract only) Burger H. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Sep;35(3):302-9. PMID: 21937576 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Prosthetics

Medicare program; revisions to the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) supplier safeguards. Final rule. (full text) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Fed Regist. 2012 Mar 14;77(50):14989-94. PMID: 22420064 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Tensile strength and impact resistance properties of materials used in prosthetic check sockets, copolymer sockets, and definitive laminated sockets (See Featured Article—full text) Gerschutz MJ, Haynes ML, Nixon DM, Colvin JM. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(8):987-1004. PMID: 22068374 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Identification of motion from multi-channel EMG signals for control of prosthetic hand (abstract only) Geethanjali P, Ray KK. Australas Phys Eng Sci Med. 2011 Sep;34(3):419-27. Epub 2011 Jun 11. PMID: 21667211 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Resolving the limb position effect in myoelectric pattern recognition (abstract only) Fougner A, Scheme E, Chan AD, Englehart K, Stavdahl O. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng . 2011 Dec;19(6):644-51. Epub 2011 Aug 15. PMID: 21846608 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Sensory feedback prosthesis reduces phantom limb pain: proof of a principle (abstract only) Dietrich C, Walter-Walsh K, Preissler S, Hofmann GO, Witte OW, Miltner WH, Weiss T. Neurosci Lett. 2012 Jan 24;507(2):97-100. Epub 2011 Nov 7. PMID: 22085692 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Myoelectric training systems (abstract only) Dawson MR, Carey JP, Fahimi F. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2011 Sep;8(5):581-9. PMID: 22026623 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Children with surgically corrected hand deformities and upper limb deficiencies: self-concept and psychological well-being (abstract only) Andersson GB, Gillberg C, Fernell E, Johansson M, Nachemson A. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2011 Nov;36(9):795-801. Epub 2011 Jun 28. PMID: 21712302 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Validity evidence for a modified version of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users' Survey (abstract only) Jarl GM, Heinemann AW, Norling Hermansson LM. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22439801 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Can the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) be used in a prosthetics and orthotics outpatient clinic? (abstract only) Burger H. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Sep;35(3):302-9. PMID: 21937576 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Lower Limb Orthotics

Medicare program; revisions to the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) supplier safeguards. Final rule. (full text) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Fed Regist. 2012 Mar 14;77(50):14989-94. PMID: 22420064 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Hinged cast brace for persistent flexion contracture followingtotal knee replacement (full text) Karam MD, Pugely A, Callaghan JJ, Shurr D. Iowa Orthop J. 2011;31:69-72. PMID: 22096423 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Visualisation to enhance biomechanical tuning of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) in stroke: study protocol for arandomised controlled trial (full text) Carse B, Bowers RJ, Meadows BC, Rowe PJ. Trials. 2011 Dec 5;12:254. PMID: 22141471 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Preliminary evaluation of a powered lower limb orthosis to aid walking in paraplegic individuals (full text) Farris RJ, Quintero HA, Goldfarb M. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2011 Dec;19(6):652-9. Epub 2011 Oct 3. PMID: 21968791 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A feasibility study to investigate the clinical application of functional electrical stimulation (FES), for dropped foot, during the sub-acute phase of stroke—A randomized controlled trial (abstract only) Salisbury L, Shiels J, Todd I, Dennis M. Physiother Theory Pract. 2012 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22524182 [PubMed— as supplied by publisher]

The therapeutic effect of outpatient use of a peroneal nerve functional electrical stimulation neuroprosthesis in people with stroke: a case series (abstract only) Israel S, Kotowski S, Talbott N, Fisher K, Dunning K. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2011 Nov-Dec;18(6):738-45. PMID: 22436311 [PubMed— indexed for MEDLINE]

Clinical predictors of foot orthoses efficacy in individuals with patellofemoral pain (abstract only) Barton CJ, Menz HB, Crossley KM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Sep;43(9):1603-10. PMID: 21311359 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of orthoses on changes in neuromuscular control and aerobic cost of a 1-h run (abstract only) Kelly LA, Girard O, Racinais S. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Dec;43(12):2335-43. PMID: 21552159 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Custom formed orthoses in cycling (abstract only) O'Neill BC, Graham K, Moresi M, Perry P, Kuah D. J Sci Med Sport. 2011 Nov;14(6):529-34. Epub 2011 May 23. PMID: 21602102 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of ankle foot orthosis stiffness on the energy cost of walking: a simulation study (abstract only) Bregman DJ, van der Krogt MM, de Groot V, Harlaar J, Wisse M, Collins SH. Clin Biomech. 2011 Nov;26(9):955-61. Epub 2011 Jun 30. PMID: 21723012 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of early compensation of distal motor deficiency by the Chignon ankle-foot orthosis on gait in hemiplegic patients: a randomized pilot study (abstract only) de Sè ze MP, Bonhomme C, Daviet JC, Burguete E, Machat H, Rousseaux M, Mazaux JM. Clin Rehabil. 2011 Nov;25(11):989-98. Epub 2011 Jul 12. PMID: 21750010 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

External devices (including orthotics) to control excessive foot pronation (no abstract available) Pinto RZ, Souza TR, Maher CG. Br J Sports Med. 2012 Feb;46(2):110-1. PMID: 22241932 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Immediate effects of a heel-pain orthosis and an augmented low-dye taping on plantar pressures and pain in subjects with plantar fasciitis (abstract only) Van Lunen B, Cortes N, Andrus T, Walker M, Pasquale M, Onate J. Clin J Sport Med. 2011 Nov;21(6):474-9. PMID: 22011796 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of variable-stiffness walking shoes on knee adduction moment, pain, and function in subjects with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis after 1 year (abstract only) Erhart-Hledik JC, Elspas B, Giori NJ, Andriacchi TP. J Orthop Res. 2012 Apr;30(4):514-21. Epub 2011 Sep 23. PMID: 21953877 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A candidate core set of outcome measures based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for clinical studies on lower limb orthoses (abstract only) Brehm M, Bus SA, Harlaar J, Nollet F. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Sep;35(3):269-77. PMID: 21937572 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

sEMG activity of masticatory, neck, and trunk muscles during the treatment of scoliosis with functional braces. A longitudinal controlled study (abstract only) Tecco S, Mummolo S, Marchetti E, Tetè S, Campanella V, Gatto R, Gallusi G, Tagliabue A, Marzo G. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2011 Dec;21(6):885-92. Epub 2011 Sep 1. PMID: 21889363 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Is there a dose response for valgus unloader brace usage on knee pain, function, and muscle strength? (abstract only) Hurley ST, Hatfield Murdock GL, Stanish WD, Hubley-Kozey CL. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Mar;93(3):496-502. Epub 2012 Jan 12. PMID: 22244248 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Biomechanical and clinical outcomes with shock-absorbing insoles in patients with knee osteoarthritis: immediate effects and changes after 1 month of wear (abstract only) Turpin KM, De Vincenzo A, Apps AM, Cooney T, MacKenzie MD, Chang R, Hunt MA. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Mar;93(3):503-8. Epub 2012 Jan 13. PMID: 22244247 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Effect of foot orthoses and short-foot exercise on the cross-sectional area of the abductor hallucis muscle in subjects with pesplanus: a randomized controlled trial (abstract only) Jung DY, Koh EK, Kwon OY. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2011;24(4):225-31. PMID: 22142711 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Persistent clubfoot deformity following treatment by the Ponseti method (abstract only) Chu A, Lehman WB. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2012 Jan;21(1):40-6. PMID: 22134651 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The medial oblique shell inclination technique: a method to increase subtalar supination moments in foot orthoses (abstract only) Harradine P, Collins S, Webb C, Bevan L. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2011 Nov-Dec;101(6):523-30. PMID: 22106201 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

A randomised control trial of short term efficacy of in-shoe foot orthoses compared with a wait and see policy for anterior knee pain and the role of foot mobility (abstract only) Mills K, Blanch P, Dev P, Martin M, Vicenzino B. Br J Sports Med. 2012 Mar;46(4):247-52. Epub 2011 Sep 18. PMID: 21930514 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of lace-up ankle braces on injury rates in high school football players (abstract only) McGuine TA, Hetzel S, Wilson J, Brooks A. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Jan;40(1):49-57. Epub 2011 Sep 16. PMID: 21926383 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

In-shoe plantar pressures within ankle-foot orthoses: implications for the management of achilles tendon ruptures (abstract only) Kearney RS, Lamb SE, Achten J, Parsons NR, Costa ML. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Dec;39(12):2679-85. Epub 2011 Sep 9. PMID: 21908718 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Lateral wedge insoles for medial knee osteoarthritis: effects on lower limb frontal plane biomechanics (abstract only) Hinman RS, Bowles KA, Metcalf BB, Wrigley TV, Bennell KL. ClinBiomech. 2012 Jan;27(1):27-33. Epub 2011 Sep 8. PMID: 21862189 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effects of dynamic ankle-foot orthoses on functional ambulation activities, weight bearing and spatio-temporal characteristics of hemiparetic gait (abstract only) Suat E, Fatma U, Nilgün B. Disabil Rehabil. 2011;33(25-26):2605-11. Epub 2011 Jun 20. PMID: 21682660 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Management of idiopathic clubfoot in toddlers by Ponseti's method (abstract only) Verma A, Mehtani A, Sural S, Maini L, Gautam VK, Basran SS, Arora S. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2012 Jan;21(1):79-84. PMID: 21666506 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Metatarsal bars more effective than metatarsal pads in reducing impulse on the second metatarsal head (abstract only) Deshaies A, Roy P, Symeonidis PD, LaRue B, Murphy N, Anctil E. Foot (Edinb). 2011 Dec;21(4):172-5. Epub 2011 Jun 8. PMID: 21641789 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

The effect of prophylactic knee bracing on performance: balance, proprioception, coordination, and muscular power (abstract only) Baltaci G, Aktas G, Camci E, Oksuz S, Yildiz S, Kalaycioglu T. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Oct;19(10):1722-8. Epub 2011 Apr 6. PMID: 21468615 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Validity evidence for a modified version of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users' Survey (abstract only) Jarl GM, Heinemann AW, Norling Hermansson LM. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22439801 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Can the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) be used in a prosthetics and orthotics outpatient clinic? (abstact only) Burger H. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Sep;35(3):302-9. PMID: 21937576 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[Early results of congenital clubfoot using Ponseti method] (abstract only—article in Polish) Niedzielski KR, Małecki K, Kosińska M, Lipczyk Z. Chir Narzadow Ruchu Ortop Pol. 2011 Sep-Oct;76(5):247-51. PMID: 22420176 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Upper Limb Orthotics

Medicare program; revisions to the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) supplier safeguards. Final rule. (full text) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Fed Regist. 2012 Mar 14;77(50):14989-94. PMID: 22420064 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

OrthoJacket: an active FES-hybrid orthosis for the paralysed upper extremity (abstract only) Schill O, Wiegand R, Schmitz B, Matthies R, Eck U, Pylatiuk C, Reischl M, Schulz S, Rupp R. Biomed Tech (Berl). 2011 Feb;56(1):35-44. Epub 2011 Jan 7. PMID: 21210758 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Improvement of hand function in children with cerebral palsy via an orthosis that provides wrist extension and thumb abduction (abstract only) Barroso PN, Vecchio SD, Xavier YR, Sesselmann M, Araú jo PA, Pinotti M. ClinBiomech. 2011 Nov;26(9):937-43. PMID: 21689874 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Validity evidence for a modified version of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Users' Survey (abstract only) Jarl GM, Heinemann AW, Norling Hermansson LM. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22439801 [PubMed—as supplied by publisher]

Can the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) be used in a prosthetics and orthotics outpatient clinic? (abstract only) Burger H. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Sep;35(3):302-9. PMID: 21937576 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Pediatrics

Medicare program; revisions to the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) supplier safeguards. Final rule. (full text) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Fed Regist. 2012 Mar 14;77(50):14989-94. PMID: 22420064 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[Exercise capacity of adolescent girls with mild idiopathic scoliosis after direct correction with using of the Cheneau brace. Preliminary study] (abstract only—article in Polish) Pajak J, Bugała-Szpak J, Durmała J. Wiad Lek. 2011;64(3):188-92. PMID: 22335142 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

[Early results of congenital clubfoot using Ponseti method] (abstract only—article in Polish) Niedzielski KR, Małecki K, Kosińska M, Lipczyk Z. Chir Narzadow Ruchu Ortop Pol. 2011 Sep-Oct;76(5):247-51. PMID: 22420176 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Children with surgically corrected hand deformities and upper limb deficiencies: self-concept and psychological well-being (abstract only) Andersson GB, Gillberg C, Fernell E, Johansson M, Nachemson A. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2011 Nov;36(9):795-801. Epub 2011 Jun 28. PMID: 21712302 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Analysis of concave and convex rib-vertebral angle, angle difference, and angle ratio in patients with lenke type 1 main thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated by observation, bracing or posterior fusion, and instrumentation (abstract only) Canavese F, Holveck J, De Coulon G, Kaelin A. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011 Dec;24(8):506-13. PMID: 21336172 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Objective assessment of brace wear times and physical activities in two patients with scoliosis (abstract only) Müller C, Winter C, Klein D, Damaske K, Schmidt C, Schulte T, Bullmann V, Rosenbaum D. Biomed Tech (Berl). 2010 Apr;55(2):117-20. PMID: 20230181 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Can the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) be used in a prosthetics and orthotics outpatient clinic? (abstract only) Burger H. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Sep;35(3):302-9. PMID: 21937576 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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Spinal

Medicare program; revisions to the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) supplier safeguards. Final rule. (full text) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. Fed Regist. 2012 Mar 14;77(50):14989-94. PMID: 22420064 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Objective assessment of brace wear times and physical activities in two patients with scoliosis (abstract only) Müller C, Winter C, Klein D, Damaske K, Schmidt C, Schulte T, Bullmann V, Rosenbaum D. Biomed Tech (Berl). 2010 Apr;55(2):117-20. PMID: 20230181 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Value ofa rigid collar in addition to head blocks: a proof of principle study (abstract only) Holla M. Emerg Med J. 2012 Feb;29(2):104-7. Epub 2011 Feb 18. PMID: 21335583 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Conservative management of patients with an osteoporotic vertebral fracture: a review of the literature (abstract only) Longo UG, Loppini M, Denaro L, Maffulli N, Denaro V. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Feb;94(2):152-7. PMID: 22323677 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Neck and shoulder muscle activation in farm workers performing simulated orchard work with and without neck support (abstract only) Yoo IG, Lee J, Jung MY, Yang NY. Work. 2011;40(4):385-91. PMID: 22130056 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Analysis of concave and convex rib-vertebral angle, angle difference, and angle ratio in patients with lenke type 1 main thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated by observation, bracing or posterior fusion, and instrumentation (abstract only) Canavese F, Holveck J, De Coulon G, Kaelin A. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011 Dec;24(8):506-13. PMID: 21336172 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]

Can the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) be used in a prosthetics and orthotics outpatient clinic? (abstract only) Burger H. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2011 Sep;35(3):302-9. PMID: 21937576 [PubMed—indexed for MEDLINE]


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