JPO 2015 Vol. 27, Num. 2

Editor's Comments
Steven A. Gard, PhD
Is There a Difference in Function Outcome, Satisfaction, and Adjustment to Having a Prosthesis in Primary Transtibial Amputations Versus Multiple Previous Reconstructive Procedures Prior to Amputation?
Alejandro Dabaghi, MD
Felipe Haces, MD, FACS
Roman Capdevila, MD
The objective of this study was to determine if there is a difference in the functional outcome, satisfaction, and adjustment in patients with transtibial-amputation surgery without previous reconstruction procedures versus patients who had undergone...
Ease of Activities of Daily Living with Conventional and Multigrip Myoelectric Hands
Eva Pröbsting, Dipl-Ing (FH)
Andreas Kannenberg, MD, PhD
Daniel W. Conyers, CPO, FAAOP
Andrea Giovanni Cutti, PhD
John M. Miguelez, CP, FAAOP
Trond Peter Shonhowd, CPO
Tiffany A. Ryan, OTR, MOT
Traditional myoelectric prosthetic hands offer only the tripod grip; therefore, amputees use the prosthesis actively for only about 50% of activities of daily living (ADLs). This study investigated whether the Michelangelo hand (Otto Bock HealthCare,...
Outcomes and Perception of a Conventional and Alternative Myoelectric Control Strategy: A Study of Experienced and New Multiarticulating Hand Users
Martin Vilarino, MSE
Jayet Moon, BTech
Kasey Rogner Pool, OTR, MOT
Joby Varghese, OTR, MSOT
Tiffany Ryan, OTR, MOT
Nitish V. Thakor, PhD
Rahul Kaliki, PhD
Access to the full potential of commercialized multi-articulating hands is limited due to conventional control strategies for switching prosthesis modes, such as hand grips. This study compared the conventional strategy (using EMG triggers) with an a...
Impact of Increased Prosthetic Mass on Gait Symmetry in Dysvascular Transfemoral Amputees: A Randomized Prospective Double-Blind Crossover Trial
Beverly Moylan, MD, MA
Ruby Paner, BSc
Tim Pauley, MSc
Steven Dilkas, MD, FRCPC
Michael Devlin, MD, FRCPC
The trend in the prosthetic industry is towards the use of lightweight, but more expensive, prostheses. This study aimed to determine the impact of increased prosthetic mass on gait symmetry as well as weight preference in dysvascular transfemoral am...
Effectiveness of Electromyographic Biofeedback, Mirror Therapy, and Tactile Stimulation in Decreasing Chronic Residual Limb Pain and Phantom Limb Pain for a Patient with a Shoulder Disarticulation: A Case Report
Stephanie Thomas, PT, DPT
Kayla Smith, PT, DSc, OCS, COMT
This study describes the results of using combinedmirror therapy, biofeedback, and tactile stimulation in treating a 48-year-old male with a shoulder disarticulation amputation suffering from residual limb and phantom limb pain that was greatly impac...