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Literature Update December 2016
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The Academy provides this regular e-update 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 August – November 2016. 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.

Osseointegrated prostheses are being used in some parts of the world as a restoration option for prosthesis users who have reported difficulties with a traditional socket interface. Socket complications, including skin issues, limb pain, and gait asymmetries, cause secondary musculoskeletal discomfort and can lead to decreased prosthesis use and lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The authors' healthcare institution has been providing applicable patients with bone-anchored prosthetic attachments since 2009. The patients who are eligible for this treatment and associated study are adults suffering from socket-related problems. The most commonly reported causes of amputation among the study cohort to date are congenital, trauma, tumor resection, and stable vascular disease. The authors are collecting the following data for their prospective study: level of function, level of mobility, HRQoL, and patient satisfaction. Data is being obtained at baseline prior to surgery as well as at six months, one, two, and five years following surgery. It is the authors stated supposition that the long-term outcomes from their study could be used to provide predictors of expected changes in prosthetic use and HRQoL compared to similar data for patients with socket-related concerns who may be contemplating this course of treatment. 


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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
Spinal Orthotics
Pediatrics


Full Text Articles

Long-Term Outcomes Following Lower Extremity Press-Fit Bone-Anchored Prosthesis Surgery: A 5-year Longitudinal Study Protocol
Leijendekkers RA, Staal JB, van Hinte G, Frölke JP, van de Meent H, Atsma F, Nijhuis-van der Sanden MW, Hoogeboom TJ.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Nov 22;17(1):484.
PMID: 27876030 [Unknown Status]

Comparison of a Robotic-Assisted Gait Training Program with a Program of Functional Gait Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy: Design and Methods of a Two Group Randomized Controlled Cross-Over Trial
Hilderley AJ, Fehlings D, Lee GW, Wright FV.
Springerplus. 2016 Oct 28;5(1):1886.
PMID: 27876030 [Unknown status]

Assessment of Myoelectric Controller Performance and Kinematic Behavior of a Novel Soft Synergy-Inspired Robotic Hand for Prosthetic Applications
Fani S, Bianchi M, Jain S, Pimenta Neto JS, Boege S, Grioli G, Bicchi A, Santello M.
Front Neurorobot. 2016 Oct 17;10:11.
PMID: 27799908 [Unknown status]

Role of Physiotherapy in the Mobilization of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury Undergoing Human Embryonic Stem Cells Transplantation
Shroff G, Thakur D, Dhingra V, Baroli DS, Khatri D, Gautam RD.
Clin Transl Med. 2016 Dec;5(1):41.
PMID: 27766603 [Unknown status]


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Abstract Only Articles

Lower Limb Prosthetics

Elastomeric Liners for People with Transtibial Amputation: Survey of Prosthetists' Clinical Practices
(abstract only)
Hafner BJ, Cagle JC, Allyn KJ, Sanders JE.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2016 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 27613589 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Long-Term Outcomes Following Lower Extremity Press-Fit Bone-Anchored Prosthesis Surgery: A 5-year Longitudinal Study Protocol
(full text)
Leijendekkers RA, Staal JB, van Hinte G, Frölke JP, van de Meent H, Atsma F, Nijhuis-van der Sanden MW, Hoogeboom TJ.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Nov 22;17(1):484.
PMID: 27876030 [Unknown Status]

Association of Self-Reported Cognitive Concerns with Mobility in People with Lower Limb Loss
(abstract only)
Kelly VE, Morgan SJ, Amtmann D, Salem R, Hafner BJ.
Disabil Rehabil. 2016 Oct 19:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 27756174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Cross-Sectional Assessment of Factors Related to Pain Intensity and Pain Interference in Lower Limb Prosthesis Users
(abstract only)
Morgan SJ, Friedly JL, Amtmann D, Salem R, Hafner BJ.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Oct 11. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 27742450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Construct Validity of the Prosthetic Limb Users Survey of Mobility (PLUS-M) in Adults With Lower Limb Amputation
(abstract only)
Hafner BJ, Gaunaurd IA, Morgan SJ, Amtmann D, Salem R, Gailey RS.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Aug 30.[Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 27590443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Evaluation of an Instrument-Assisted Dynamic Prosthetic Alignment Technique for Individuals with Transtibial Amputation
(abstract only)
Chen CW, Heim W, Fairley K, Clement RJ, Biddiss E, Torres-Moreno R, Andrysek J.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2016 Aug;40(4):475-83.
PMID: 25762611 [Unknown status]


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Upper Limb Prosthetics

Assessment of Myoelectric Controller Performance and Kinematic Behavior of a Novel Soft Synergy-Inspired Robotic Hand for Prosthetic Applications
(full text)
Fani S, Bianchi M, Jain S, Pimenta Neto JS, Boege S, Grioli G, Bicchi A, Santello M.
Front Neurorobot. 2016 Oct 17;10:11.
PMID: 27799908 [Unknown status]

Intermanual Transfer Effects in Below-Elbow Myoelectric Prosthesis Users
(abstract only)
Intermanual Transfer Effects in Below-Elbow Myoelectric Prosthesis Users.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Nov;97(11):1924-1930.
PMID: 27240431 [Unknown status]


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Lower Limb Orthotics

Descriptive Characteristics and Amputation Rates With Use of Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeleton Orthosis
(abstract only)
Hill O, Bulathsinhala L, Eskridge SL, Quinn K, Stinner DJ.
Mil Med. 2016 Nov;181(S4):77-80.
PMID: 27849466 [Unknown status]

Experiences of Attitudes in Sierra Leone from the Perspective of People with Poliomyelitis and Amputations Using Orthotics and Prosthetics
(abstract only)
Andregård E, Magnusson L.
Disabil Rehabil. 2016 Nov 10:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 27829289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Gastrocnemius Operating Length with Ankle Foot Orthoses in Cerebral Palsy
(abstract only)
Choi H, Wren TA, Steele KM.
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2016 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 27613590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

[Amputation and exarticulation of the lesser toes]
(abstract in German)
Roll C, Forray M, Kinner B.
Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2016 Oct;28(5):345-51.
PMID: 27259483 [Unknown status]


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Upper Limb Orthotics

Orthotic use for CMC osteoarthritis: Variations among different health professionals in Brazil
(abstract only)
de Almeida PH, MacDermid JC, Pontes TB, Dos Santos-Couto-Paz CC, da Mota LM, Matheus JP.
J Hand Ther. 2016 Oct - Dec;29(4):440-450.
PMID: 27771214 [Unknown status]

Isoforce: A New Outrigger System for Static Progressive Orthotic Interventions of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint with Constant Force Transmission-Results of a Biomechanical Study
(abstract only)
Isoforce: A new outrigger system for static progressive orthotic interventions of the proximal interphalangeal joint with constant force transmission-Results of a biomechanical study.
J Hand Ther. 2016 Oct - Dec;29(4):451-458.
PMID: 27769842 [Unknown status]

Upper Limb Motor Training Using a SaeboTM Orthosis is Feasible for Increasing Task-Specific Practice in Hospital After Stroke
(abstract only)
Lannin NA, Cusick A, Hills C, Kinnear B, Vogel K, Matthews K, Bowring G.
Aust Occup Ther J. 2016 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 27646624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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Spinal Orthotics

Role of Physiotherapy in the Mobilization of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury Undergoing Human Embryonic Stem Cells Transplantation
(full text)
Shroff G, Thakur D, Dhingra V, Baroli DS, Khatri D, Gautam RD.
Clin Transl Med. 2016 Dec;5(1):41.
PMID: 27766603 [Unknown status]


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Pediatrics

Comparison of a Robotic-Assisted Gait Training Program with a Program of Functional Gait Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy: Design and Methods of a Two Group Randomized Controlled Cross-Over Trial
(full text)
Hilderley AJ, Fehlings D, Lee GW, Wright FV.
Springerplus. 2016 Oct 28;5(1):1886.
PMID: 27876030 [Unknown status]

Do Corrective Shoes Improve the Development of the Medial Longitudinal Arch in Children with Flexible Flat Feet?
(abstract only)
Kanatlı U, Aktas E, Yetkin H.
J Orthop Sci. 2016 Sep;21(5):662-6.
PMID: 27212230 [Unknown status]

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