JPO 2014 Vol. 26, Num. 2

Editor's Comments
David A. Boone, CP, MPH, PhD
Evaluation of Mobility in Persons with Limb Loss Using the Amputee Mobility Predictor and the Prosthesis Evaluation Questionnaire - Mobility Subscale: A Six-Month Retrospective Chart Review
Brian Kaluf, BSE, CP
This retrospective chart review of standardized outcome measure data assessing mobility in persons with lower-limb loss investigated the effects of amputation level and assigned activity level (K-level) on patient-perceived potential for mobility and...
Effect of Socioeconomic and Health Factors on Prosthetic Use after Lower-Limb Amputation
Veena R. Agrawal, MD
Ryan Q. Skrabek, MD, FRCPC
John M. Embil, MD
Patrick Gross, BMR(PT)
Elly Trepman, MD
The aim of this study was to determine predictors of functional prosthetic use after transtibial or transfemoral amputation. An in-person or telephone survey of 52 patients was done 2 years after prosthetic fitting and completion of rehabilitation. F...
Pedometer Accuracy in Persons Using Lower-Limb Prostheses
Gary Guerra Briseno, MS
John D. Smith, PhD, HFS
Pedometers are a means to monitor and assess physical activity levels. Sufficient physical activity to increase health and fitness reduces risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy of ...
Harness-Supported Versus Conventional Treadmill Training for People with Lower-Limb Amputation: A Preliminary Report
Eric M. Lamberg, EdD, PT
Lisa M. Muratori, EdD, PT
Robert Streb, PhD, PT
Marc Werner, CPO
James Penna, MD
The goal of this pilot study was to determine the effects of treadmill training with harness support (SUP) versus treadmill training without harness support (NoSUP) for persons with lower-limb amputations (LLA). Outcome measures included the 6-minute...
Socket Pressure and Discomfort in Upper-Limb Prostheses: A Preliminary Study
Wayne Daly, CPO, LPO, FAAOP
Liming Voo, PhD
Teri Rosenbaum-Chou, PhD
Adam Arabian, PhD, PE
David Boone, PhD, CP, MPH
Appropriate fit and comfort while wearing prosthetic sockets are critical to successful use of upper-limb prostheses. Currently, the prevailing metric for measuring socket fit is self-reported patient discomfort or pain. Objectivemethods for measurin...
Effectiveness of the Dynamic Movement Orthosis Glove for a Child with Cerebral Palsy Hemiplegia and Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy: A Case Series
Audrey Yasukawa, MOT, OTR
Jeremiah Uronis, CPO, MBA
This case series does the following: 1) describes the use of a custom-fitted Dynamic Movement Orthosis (DMO) glove; and 2) provides data on the effect of wearing the DMO over time. Two subjects, one child with cerebral palsy (CP) hemiplegia and the o...
Effects of a Knee Varus Brace on Nonoperative Lateral Compartment Osteoarthritis
Paula Click Fenter, PT, DHSc, GCS
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the OAdjuster brace on lateral compartment osteoarthritis (OA). Two patients with valgus knee deformity diagnosed with lateral compartment OA in the right knee were included in this study. Th...