JPO 2013 Vol. 25, Num. 4

Editor's Comments
David A. Boone, CP, MPH, PhD
Effectiveness of a Modified Icex® Casting Technique Based on Circumferential Change in Residual Limb Volume
Jonathan D. Day, CPO, LPO
This article outlines a modified Icex casting technique and documents statistically significant (p < 0.05) volume changes in circumferential measurements of the residuum after the application of this casting technique. It was found that the mod...
Leg Laterality Differences in Persons with Bilateral Transtibial Amputation: A Pilot Study Using Prosthesis-Integrated Load Cells
Goeran Fiedler, PhD, CPO-D
Brooke A. Slavens, PhD
Brian J. Hafner, PhD
Doug Briggs, PhD
Roger O. Smith, PhD
A disparity or leg laterality in persons with bilateral amputation may have implications in the selection and adjustment of prosthetic components, prescription of rehabilitation therapies, or recommendations for use of assistive devices. In this stud...
Changes in Sexual Functioning in Persons with Limb Amputation
Stephan R. Manucharian, DHS(c), CP, FAAOP
After a lower-limb amputation, most individuals face major adjustments in their psychological, physical, and emotional lives, including sexuality. Sexual function of two convenience samples of lower-limb amputees and nonamputees was measured using th...
Retained Internal Fixation as a Cause for Late Prosthetic Fitting Problems in Ertl Transtibial Amputation: A Case Series
Kimberly A. Grannis, BS
Joseph T. Cox, MD
Mark A. Graham, CO
Richard T. Laughlin, MD
Four patients with a below-knee amputation using the modified Ertl technique with screw fixation of the bridging bone block were identified. They experienced late complications, including irritation over the distal fibula and painful bursa formation ...
Shuttle Lock Suspension Supplemented with Suction for a Person with Transfemoral Amputation: A Case Report
Hannah Mack, BS
Erin Sutton, BS
Robert Hoskins, BS
This case report documents the change in the ability to ambulate for a transfemoral amputee as he or she transitions from a prosthesis with traditional suction to one with shuttle lock suspension supplemented with suction (passive vacuum), an emergin...
Endpoint Control for a Powered Shoulder Prosthesis
Sam L. Phillips, PhD, CP
Linda Resnik, PhD, PT
Christopher Fantini, MSPT, CP
Gail Latlief, DO
Endpoint control is a new control strategy for upper-limb prostheses, which aims to reduce the user's cognitive workload, to simplify user control, and to allow a more natural movement pattern. The user is able to produce coordinated multiple-joint m...
Bibliometric Analysis of Articles Published from 2009 through 2011 in the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Journal of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
Rebecca M. Miro, MBA, CRA
Amanda L. Lewandowski, DPT
Jason T. Kahle, CPO, MSMS, FAAOP
Larry J. Mengelkoch, PT, PhD
David A. Boone, CP, MPH, PhD
M. Jason Highsmith, PT, DPT, PhD, FAAOP
The purpose of this bibliometric analysis is to describe trends in publication of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics during the past 3 years. Notable trends included a greater percentage of prosthetics articles (68.4%) compared with ortho...