JPO 2012 Vol. 24, Num. 1

Editor's Comments
David A. Boone, CP, MPH, PhD
Clinical Benefits of Stance Control Orthosis Systems: An Analysis of the Scientific Literature
Britta Zacharias, Dipl-Ing (FH)
Andreas Kannenberg, MD, PhD
As the benefit of stance control in comparison with locked knee-ankle-foot orthoses is controversial, a literature analysis was conducted. Despite limited methodological quality, the majority of the studies gave clear indications of a benefit for sta...
A Method for Training Step-Over-Step Stair Descent Gait With Stance Yielding Prosthetic Knees: A Technical Note
M. Jason Highsmith, DPT, CP, FAAOP
Jason T. Kahle, CPO, FAAOP
Amanda L. Lewandowski, DPT
Seok Hun Kim, PT, PhD
Larry J. Mengelkoch, PT, PhD
This technical note presents a strategy for training the transfemoral amputee how to utilize the reciprocal stair descent capability of stance yielding knees and offers considerations to expand for individualized functional needs. The technique is as...
Balance, Balance Confidence, and Falls Using Nonmicroprocessor and Microprocessor Knee Prostheses: A Case Study After Vascular Amputation With 12-Month Follow-Up
Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD, OCS
Julie Wilska, PT, DPT
Michelle Stern, MD
Although balance confidence has been more predictive of prosthetic mobility than a simple history of falls, clinical measures of balance ability may provide a more objective assessment of fall risk. This case study documents balance ability, balance ...
Measurement of Motion Between the Residual Limb and the Prosthetic Socket During Cycling
W. Lee Childers, RP, MSPO, PhD
Karen L. Perell-Gerson, PhD
Robert J. Gregor, PhD
The purpose of this research was 1) to develop a system to measure pistoning in sagittal plane (2D), 2) to test this system during a dynamic task (cycling), and 3) to determine the effect of prosthetic suspension. The pin suspension produced less dis...
Interactions Between the Phantom Limb Sensations, Prosthesis Use, and Rehabilitation as Seen by Amputees and Health Professionals
Jason Bouffard, OT
Claude Vincent, OT, PhD
Édith Boulianne
Suzanne Lajoie, OT
Catherine Mercier, OT, PhD
The objective of this study is to investigate the view of prosthesis users and health professionals working with upper limb amputees regarding interaction between phantom limb sensation, prosthesis use, and rehabilitation services. Overall, data from...
The Prosthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient With Hip Disarticulation as a Result of Klippel–Trenaunay–Weber Syndrome: Case Report
Özlem Ülger, PT, PhD
Semra Topuz, PT, PhD
Kezban Bayramlar, PT, PhD
Fatih Erbahçeci, PT, PhD
I. Engin Simsek, PT, PhD
Gül Sener, PT, PhD
This paper presents the prosthetic rehabilitation of a 16-year-old boy with Klippel Trenaunay- Weber (KTW) syndrome. The physiotherapy-rehabilitation program consisted of stretching and strengthening exercises, residual limb dynamic and isometric exe...
The Effectiveness of Off-Loading Knee Orthoses in the Reduction of Pain in Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review
Nathanael L. Feehan, BS
Gary S. Trexler, CO
William J. Barringer, MS, CO
The purpose of this review is to determine the effectiveness of knee orthoses in the treatment of pain in unilateral compartment osteoarthritis (OA). Only studies that dealt with medial unilateral compartment knee OA and the use of a knee orthosis we...
Use of Lipomodeling to Forearm Residuum to Assist Fitting of Below-Elbow Prosthesis
Ganesh Bavikatte, MBBS, MD, MRCP (UK), MRCP (London)
Jai Kulkarni, MA, FRCP, FRCS
Fouzia Choukairi, BSc, MBBch
Vivien Lees, MD, FRCS(Plast)
Lipomodeling or fat grafting is a technique whereby fat is harvested from one part of the body and is transferred to another in order to correct a deficiency or relative deficiency in the subcutaneous fat layer. After a transradial amputation patient...