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Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America : new advances in prosthetics and orthotics

KRAFT, George H
BOSWELL, Mark H
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February 2006

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"This issue reviews the biomechanical assessment of the lower limb as well as discussing new dynamic lower limb orthoses used to compensate for weakness. Although lower limb amputations are less common than in the past, they still occur, and new developments are discussed. These include new developments in postoperative management, new socket designs and suspensions, new prostheses, and microprocessors for knee units. One of the newest concepts discussed is the use of the Lokomat robotic gait orthosis for gait retraining. The most striking of the new developments in upper limb prosthetics is the work done on myoelectric designs with myoelectric implants as a means of control. These are discussed in detail by a physician and prosthetist familiar with these topics. Other important topics are also covered. These include scoliosis treatment using spinal orthoses, orthotic management of the limb suffering from neuropathic pain, and the use of prosthetics in pediatric amputations"
Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America, Vol 17, No 1

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