Ankle-Foot Orthoses Improve Standing and Walking in Severe Guillain-Barré Syndrome: A Case Report
Conclusion In one subject with severe GBS, different designs of AFOs improved the performance of standing and walking. Custom rigid AFOs may be a more appropriate prescription in the presence of severe weakness. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research

Additive Manufacturing of Ankle-Foot Orthosis with Predefined Ankle Stiffness—A Case Report
Conclusions Despite having the same ankle stiffness, hinged AFO and leaf-spring AFO did not produce the same gait pattern. Therefore, to prescribe an optimal AFO, a better understanding of subject-AFO interaction in walking is needed. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research

A Component-Based Coordinate System for Static and Dynamic Evaluation of Standard Transtibial Prosthesis Alignment
Conclusions The potential benefit of this standardized method is improved understanding of the relationship between objective measures of prosthesis alignment and various measures of patient outcomes and success such as pain, discomfort, and daily steps walked. A standardized means of calculating and expressing prosthesis alignment will also benefit the design and development of future alignment tool technology. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: TECHNICAL NOTE Source Type: research

Strength Testing of Definitive Transtibial Prosthetic Sockets Made Using 3D-Printing Technology
Conclusions An iterative design process with integral structural testing can result in strong, durable prosthetic sockets made using 3D-printing technology that may be robust to variations in limb size/shape and suspension type. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: TECHNICAL NOTE Source Type: research

The Effect of Age on the Rate of Correction in Infants with Head Shape Deformities Treated with Cranial Remolding Orthoses
Conclusions Each deformity type showed an increased rate of correction when treatment was initiated at a younger age. By quantitatively showing that the rate of correction decreases as the child age increases, we can provide valuable information on the opportune time to provide cranial remolding treatment. The results of this study show that the fastest rate of correction occurs when started at the age of 4 to 6 months and declines quickly as the child ages. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Application of Novel Graphite Flex Sensors in Closed-Loop Angle Feedback on a Soft Robotic Glove for Stroke Rehabilitation
Conclusions This work has presented a novel integration and implementation of graphite-based flex sensors with a soft robotic glove for stroke rehabilitation. The relationship between the signal voltage and the MCP joint angle varies greatly with anatomical differences between each individual, and with sensor placement. However, based on the experimental results, a linear mapping calibration algorithm for the graphite-based flex sensors was implemented, which also complements its robustness for the potential application on stroke rehabilitation. The effectiveness of the calibration algorithm is also thus demonstrated via...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Loading Applied on Osseointegrated Implant by Transtibial Bone-Anchored Prostheses During Daily Activities: Preliminary Characterization of Prosthetic Feet
Conclusions Prosthetic care providers could use this characterization for evidence-based fitting of components to the growing population of individuals with transtibial amputation fitted with osseointegrated implants worldwide. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Assessing the Efficacy of a Silver Carboxylate Antimicrobial Coating on Prosthetic Liners
Conclusions The results of this study suggest the tested antimicrobial coating is effective against a broad range of drug-resistant pathogens. Due to its ability to reduce and inhibit bacterial growth along the prosthetic liner surface, the coating shows promise as an effective tool toward mitigating infection and malodor found at the residual limb-liner interface among persons with amputation. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Dynamic Stiffness of Pediatric Prostheses During Rapid Loading
Conclusions Forefoot contact mitigates force transmission in landing. Overall, the feet exhibited a large range of force, deformation, and stiffness results, indicating the possibility of activity-specific individualized prescription. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Finite Element Simulation of Prosthetic Foot Adaptation to Mediolateral-Angled Cross-Slopes
Conclusions For full-width foot variations of stiffness, body mass, and width, properties that enabled maintenance of forward velocity during flat-ground walking gait resulted in mixed effectiveness on cross-slopes. Reducing foot stiffness resulted in deformation of the foot on cross-slopes, which reduced mediolateral displacement but increased forward velocity and vertical displacement. Increasing foot stiffness maintained vertical position and forward velocity but reduced foot contact and increased mediolateral displacement. Full-length splits of the foot into two or three cantilever springs resulted in less mediolater...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Early Upper-Limb Prosthetic Fitting and Brain Development: Considerations for Success
Conclusions Neurodevelopmental principles explain how neuronal connections are created when a child's brain is most receptive to environmental input. A child's use of motor skills to interact with the environment leads to cognitive, social and emotional development. Brain development studies, therefore, support early upper-limb prosthetic fitting. Because the development of grasp and the use of both hands together to manipulate an object is a progression, the timing of prosthetic fittings to match the needs of the developing brain is critical. Fitting an infant with a passive prosthesis and then soon transitioning to a m...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE/LITERATURE REVIEW Source Type: research

The Effect of Supramalleolar Orthotic Use on Activity and Participation Skills in Children with Down Syndrome
Conclusions The use of SMOs led to improvements in activity level outcomes in family-selected participation goals. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research

Comparative Effectiveness of Microprocessor-Controlled and Carbon-Fiber Energy-Storing-and-Returning Prosthetic Feet in Persons with Unilateral Transtibial Amputation: Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
This study aimed to examine differences in patient-reported balance, mobility, socket comfort, and preference between an ESAR foot and an MPA in persons with unilateral transtibial amputation (UTA). Materials and Methods Twenty-three participants with UTA enrolled in an institutional review board–approved, randomized crossover protocol with ESAR (Pacifica LP) and microprocessor-ankle configurations (Kinnex, Freedom Innovations) and a 4-week accommodation period. The outcome measures collected included Activities Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC), Prosthesis Evaluation Questionnaire–Mobility Subscale (P...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research

Editor's Comments
No abstract available (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EDITOR’S COMMENTS Source Type: research

The Use of the Gradual Yielding Mechanism During Downhill Walking in Persons With Transfemoral Amputation—A Case Study
Conclusions First, the gradient at which the UTFs first used the yielding mechanism was found to be individual. Second, the yielding mechanism induced different alterations in spatiotemporal parameters to the participant walking at higher speed when not using the yielding mechanism. Third, using an articulating prosthetic ankle component did not alter the yielding gait pattern in two individuals with unilateral transfemoral amputation. The individual differences highlight the need for individual setups taking the different components of the prosthetic limb into account. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - June 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Efficacy of Ankle Supports on Dynamic Postural Control in Patients with Chronic Ankle Instability
Conclusions The soft ankle support has more effect on the balance of the CAI patients in comparison with the semirigid orthosis. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - June 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Comparison of Measurement Properties of the Mobility Section of the Prosthesis Evaluation Questionnaire on a Visual Analogue Scale and Its Modified Version with Five Response Categories
Conclusions The original PEQ-VAS Mobility Section and the modified PEQ-MS12/5 have moderate measurement differences; the results are thus not directly comparable. Both measures provide reliable and valid scores, but the modified version is easier to complete and analyze in clinical work. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - June 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Brace Compliance, Sex, and Initial Cobb Angle as Predictors of Immediate In-Brace Curve Correction in Adolescents With Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
CONCLUSIONS Results of the current study indicated that the amount of in-brace curve correction is primarily affected by brace compliance and initial Cobb angle. Brace compliance, curve correction, and pad pressure in boys were significantly higher than in girls. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - June 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Vision Blinding of Participants in Limb Prosthetic Research Is Unnecessary
Conclusions Vision blinding did not seem to affect subjects' awareness of prosthetic interventions. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - June 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Characteristics of Delphi Processes in Orthotics and Prosthetics Research
Conclusions Although the Delphi method is a common consensus process used in orthotics and prosthetics research, study methods vary and do not always follow recommended guidelines. Guidelines for future Delphi processes in orthotics and prosthetics research can be developed based on the data collected in this review. It is likely that there will be an increase in the number of Delphi studies conducted in this field in the future. Understanding the way this method has been implemented in previous studies can inform the design of future studies and may result in a more consistent application of this valuable research metho...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - June 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Review Article/Literature Review Source Type: research

RE: Article in Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 2020;32(1):24. the American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists
No abstract available (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - June 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Editor's Comments
No abstract available (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - June 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Editor’s Comments Source Type: research

Open-Source Three-Dimensional Printable Infant Clubfoot Brace
Conclusions The 3D-printed brace has the features of commercially available braces while significantly reducing the cost, making this clubfoot brace particularly appropriate for use in developing countries. In addition, the results indicated that this model of distributed manufacturing of medical technology is technically and economically appropriate through much of the Global South. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: TECHNICAL NOTE Source Type: research

Evaluation of a Functional Brace in ACL-Deficient Subjects Measuring Ground Reaction Forces and Contact Pressure: A Pilot Study
Introduction An ideal functional brace for anterior cruciate ligament-deficient (ACLD) patients should control anterior movement of the tibia and simultaneously decrease the effects of ground reaction shearing force. The current study was aimed to compare the interface pressure between the anterior shell of a functional brace and proximal of tibia in both sound and ACLD limbs, and to assess the effect of using functional brace on the symmetry of vertical and anteroposterior components of ground reaction force and impulse of ground reaction force during level walking. Methods Seven unilateral ACLD men participated in t...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Design and Development of a Novel Transtibial Cycling Prosthesis
Conclusions The use of 3D printing is a feasible option in the design and manufacture of lower-limb prostheses designed for cycling. Further research is needed to confirm this in a larger cohort of patients. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

On the Possibility of Achieving Near-Normal Swing Phase of Walking with Passive Single-Axis and Polycentric Knees: A Simulation Approach
Conclusions The present work focuses on the swing behavior comparison of passive single-axis and polycentric knees. The study provides insight into the compensatory strategies required to achieve successful forward progression of the swinging leg with both types of knees. The analysis shows the potential for a well-designed passive polycentric knee to be a cost-effective alternative to achieve near-normal swing during walking. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Improvement in Bone Mineral Density after a Distal Weight-Bearing Implant in a Series of 13 Cases
Conclusions The results of this study show an improvement in bone mineral density in individuals with transfemoral amputation 14 months after having received a distal weight-bearing implant. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Gait Analysis in Individuals with Transtibial Amputation Walking on Sand: Comparing Everyday Prosthesis with a Water-Activity Prosthesis
Introduction This exploratory descriptive case-control study examined gait characteristics during sand walking in people with unilateral transtibial amputation, comparing patterns between everyday prosthesis with shoe, everyday prosthesis without shoe (EPWS), and a water-activity prosthesis (WAP), and evaluated how users experience the use of the WAP. Materials and Methods Three-dimensional gait analysis, using an eight-camera Vicon motion capture system, was completed for 16 participants (mean age, 51.4 ± 5.5; 75% male, amputation etiology 63% trauma) when walking independently over level ground (baseline) and...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Translation, Reliability, and Validity of the French Version of the Amputee Mobility Predictor
Conclusions The AMP-F is a reliable and valid instrument for the evaluation of ambulatory capacity in individuals with lower-limb amputation. The AMP-F will allow clinicians residing in a francophone country to have access to a valid and reliable instrument for the evaluation of ambulatory capacity with and without prosthesis in individuals with lower-limb amputation. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Transtibial Prosthetic Socket Strength: The Use of ISO 10328 in the Comparison of Standard and 3D-Printed Sockets
Conclusions Failure mechanisms and US values differed for all socket types. Carbon-fiber sockets exhibited the highest US, but 3D-printed PLA sockets showed comparable strength to current thermoplastic sockets. Although the ISO 10328 testing standard was sufficient to complete these evaluations, the method lacked some socket-specific measures and loading conditions that could have improved comparisons between socket types. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research

Costs Associated with Lower- and Upper-Limb Amputation Over the First 4 Years with a Prosthesis
Conclusions The results of this cost investigation provide new information regarding all aspects of health care for individuals with lower-limb amputation and upper-limb amputation, respectively, who suffer from occupation-related traumatic amputation. The results provide new data trends on prosthesis usage and highlight how prosthetic prescription may alter these costs. The results suggest that there are no statistical differences in cost outcomes after 4 years, indicating that paying more initially for a more advanced prosthesis does not result in higher initial costs over time than paying less initially for a simpler ...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research

Rehabilitation Is a Global Health Priority
No abstract available (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EDITORIAL Source Type: research

Editor’s Comments
No abstract available (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - March 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EDITOR’S COMMENTS Source Type: research

Somatoprosthetic Rehabilitation of Digitus Minimus Using Mini-Dental Implant: A Report of Negative Outcome
Conclusions The use of mini-dental implants to retain finger prostheses in patients with short residual digits seems to be a viable clinical concept; however, this technique should be used cautiously. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

An Algorithm to Calculate Socket Volume Changes of Adjustable Sockets for Transtibial Prosthesis Users
Conclusions If the algorithm was incorporated into adjustable socket mechanisms and measured users' socket size adjustments, the data may help practitioners identify relationships between patients' clinical status and their socket volume adjustments. Data may also be useful toward the design and operation of automatically adjusting cabled-panel sockets. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: TECHNICAL NOTE Source Type: research

Plantar Pressure Changes with Use of an Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis
Conclusions Despite a growing body of evidence for functional improvements with use of the IDEO, this is the first study to confirm that this brace can decrease peak plantar pressure, particularly in the forefoot and toes of the affected foot, during walking. This outcome provides insight to clinicians seeking a device to improve painful gait, particularly for conditions of the foot or ankle that produce pain in weight bearing. In addition, although the IDEO was designed to enable performance of high-level activities in a population with critical limb injury, this study provides support for using the IDEO for walking by ...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Force Myography across Socket Material
Conclusions We conclude that FMG shows promise as an approach for prosthetic detection in a wider variety of settings than previously thought. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Mechanisms of Sporadic Control Failure Related to the Skin-Electrode Interface in Myoelectric Hand Prostheses
Conclusions Knowledge of common failure mechanisms can guide improved design of sockets and electrodes and signal processing to reduce the errors experienced by prosthesis users. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Does the Application of a Lycra Arm Sleeve Change Shoulder Biomechanics in Young Healthy People? A Mechanistic Study
Introduction Glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) is commonly reported in people with stroke. Lycra sleeves provide a compressive and supportive effect, influencing the neuromuscular activity in the affected body segment. A recent study reported reduction in GHS (acromion-greater tuberosity [AGT] distance) after application of Lycra arm sleeve; however, its mechanism on the shoulder region as a whole is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate if application of a Lycra sleeve changes the AGT distance, muscle activity around the shoulder region, and scapular position. Methods Healthy participants aged older than 18 ...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Implementation of the Transtibial Johnson Prosthetic Leg in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Conclusions The research hypothesis was accepted based on a criterion of greater than 50% of the participants who were previously unable to work had an increased ability to obtain employment after using the JPL. It was also noted that 65/66 patients (98.48%) self-reported improved self-esteem using a researcher-developed survey and would recommend this prosthetic device to other individuals with amputation. By greatly reducing financial barriers, the $100 JPL is a potential cost-effective solution to help persons with amputation living in developing nations acquire prosthetic legs. This successful pilot study provides ju...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Exploratory Investigation into Energy Expenditure Using Tuned versus Nontuned Ankle-Foot Orthoses–Footwear Combinations in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Conclusions Tuning the AFO-FC of children with CP has the potential to decrease energy expenditure and increase speed and distance compared with providing a nontuned AFO-FC. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research

A Review on Surface Electromyography-Controlled Hand Robotic Devices Used for Rehabilitation and Assistance in Activities of Daily Living
Conclusions This article highlights the important issues about the sEMG control method and accentuates the weaknesses associated with this type of control to assist researchers in overcoming problems that impede sEMG-controlled robotic devices to be feasible and practical tools for people afflicted with hand impairment. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research

Editor’s Comments
No abstract available (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EDITOR†S COMMENTS Source Type: research

Method to Evaluate the Sagittal Plane Mobility of the Medial Arch of the Shod Foot with Foot Orthosis
Conclusions Clinicians and researchers can use the method described in this note to evaluate the sagittal plane mobility of the medial arch of the shod foot with a foot orthosis. The method is clinically useful for optimizing the in-shoe effectiveness of foot orthoses to treat foot pathomechanical disorders. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: TECHNICAL NOTE Source Type: research

The Accuracy of Variously Positioned Pedometers for Lower-Limb Prosthesis Users
Conclusions The individual with amputation can wear the activity monitor at any of the locations and on either the affected or nonaffected side, and it seems wearing the devices on the hip will provide the most accurate results. Among the individuals with unilateral amputation, there were no differences in metrics between affected and nonaffected limbs. For our bilateral participants, the same nondifferences were observed. The Omron HJ-329 is thus an affordable, viable activity monitor for the population of persons with lower-limb amputation. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Unlimbited Wellness: Telehealth for Adults with Upper-Limb Difference
Conclusions The program results indicate that a TH service delivery can be beneficial to enact health behavior change and empower individuals with upper-limb difference. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

Transtibial Prosthetic Socket Design and Suspension Mechanism: A Literature Review
Conclusions A conclusion on whether socket preference is due to the suspension mechanism or socket design itself cannot be drawn. Patellar tendon bearing (PTB) sockets are still successfully used and, in some studies, preferred over total surface bearing (TSB) sockets. Biomechanically, however, TSB sockets allow for a more even weight distribution when combined with suction, particularly vacuum-assisted socket suspension (VASS). Some limited evidence exists to support that such designs may have some effect on wound healing and early ambulation. Further research must be conducted to standardize acclimation periods. Crosso...
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research

JPO Editor’s Comments
No abstract available (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - September 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EDITOR’S COMMENTS Source Type: research

Modular Prosthetic Limb Control by an Individual with Congenital Upper-Limb Amputation: A Case Report
Conclusions This case demonstrates that even individuals with congenital amputation may be considered as candidates for upper-limb PR-controlled myoelectric prosthetic devices using surface electrodes. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - June 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Impact Testing of Prosthetic Feet for High-Activity Prosthesis Users: A Pilot Study
Conclusions The test system successfully measures impact resilience and is sensitive to foot type. Large effect sizes indicate substantial differences between prosthetic feet marketed for active prosthesis users. (Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics)
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - June 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES Source Type: research