Literature Update October 2009
This regular e-update is provided by the Academy to raise awareness of current research in orthotics and prosthetics outside of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JPO).
Search terms used were "orthotic devices" and "artificial limbs"
for the period of October 2009.
Results were edited for clinical relevance.
The full text of this article is
available for free.
This article is a review in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery of recent events within orthopaedic rehabilitation. There is a section on Amputation Surgery including the bone bridge procedure and immeadiate post operative care. Other sections include topics such as motion analysis and electromyography, treatment of CP, heterotopic ossification, spinal cord injury, effects of diabetes on the lower extremity, and chronic wounds.
The individual article format and availability
(either full text or abstract form) is at the discretion of the article's respective publisher.
A Pneumatically Powered Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis (KAFO) with Myoelectric Activation and Inhibition.
Sawicki GS, Ferris DP.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2009 Jun 23;6:23.
A Pneumatic Power Harvesting Ankle-Foot Orthosis to Prevent Foot-Drop.
Chin R, Hsiao-Wecksler ET, Loth E, Kogler G, Manwaring SD, Tyson SN, Shorter KA, Gilmer JN.
J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2009 Jun 16;6:19.
Practice Management Guidelines for Identification of Cervical Spine Injuries Following Trauma: Update from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Practice Management Guidelines Committee.
Como JJ, Diaz JJ, Dunham CM, Chiu WC, Duane TM, Capella JM, Holevar MR, Khwaja KA, Mayglothling JA, Shapiro MB, Winston ES.
J Trauma. 2009 Sep;67(3):651-9.
Spatial Targeted Reinnervation for Transhumeral Amputees: Current Surgical Technique and Update on Results.
Dumanian GA, Ko JH, O'Shaughnessy KD, Kim PS, Wilson CJ, Kuiken TA.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Sep;124(3):863-9.
The Effect of ECG Interference on Pattern-Recognition-Based Myoelectric Control for Targeted Muscle Reinnervated Patients.
Hargrove L, Zhou P, Englehart K, Kuiken TA.
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2009 Sep;56(9):2197-201.
Transtibial Prosthesis Suspension Failure During Skydiving Freefall: A Case Report.
Gordon AT, Land RM.
Assist Technol. 2009 Spring;21(1):25-7.
Support Use of MMG Signals for the Control of Powered Orthotic Devices: Development of a Rectus Femoris Measurement Protocol.
Antonelli MG, Zobel PB, Giacomin J.
Assist Technol. 2009 Spring;21(1):1-12.
Scientific Assessment of Over-the-Counter Foot Orthoses to Determine Their Effects on Pain, Balance, and Foot Deformities.
Landsman A, Defronzo D, Anderson J, Roukis T.
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2009 May-Jun;99(3):206-15
Comparison of a SAM Splint-Molded Cervical Collar with a Philadelphia Cervical Collar.
McGrath T, Murphy C.
Wilderness Environ Med. 2009 Summer;20(2):166-8.