AmputeesArtificial Limbs: Prosthetic replacements for arms, legs, and parts thereof.Amputation Stumps: The part of a limb or tail following amputation that is proximal to the amputated section.Phantom Limb: Perception of painful and nonpainful phantom sensations that occur following the complete or partial loss of a limb. The majority of individuals with an amputated extremity will experience the impression that the limb is still present, and in many cases, painful. (From Neurol Clin 1998 Nov;16(4):919-36; Brain 1998 Sep;121(Pt 9):1603-30)Amputation: The removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body. (Dorland, 28th ed)Amputation, Traumatic: Loss of a limb or other bodily appendage by accidental injury.Prosthesis Fitting: The fitting and adjusting of artificial parts of the body. (From Stedman's, 26th ed)Leg: The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.Gait: Manner or style of walking.Prosthesis Design: The plan and delineation of prostheses in general or a specific prosthesis.Disarticulation: Amputation or separation at a joint. (Dorland, 28th ed)Tibia: The second longest bone of the skeleton. It is located on the medial side of the lower leg, articulating with the FIBULA laterally, the TALUS distally, and the FEMUR proximally.Man-Machine Systems: A system in which the functions of the man and the machine are interrelated and necessary for the operation of the system.Callosities: Localized hyperplasia of the horny layer of the epidermis due to pressure or friction. (Dorland, 27th ed)Arm: The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.Leg Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the leg.Walking: An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.Biomechanical Phenomena: The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.Lower Extremity: The region of the lower limb in animals, extending from the gluteal region to the FOOT, and including the BUTTOCKS; HIP; and LEG.Upper Extremity Deformities, Congenital: Congenital structural abnormalities of the UPPER EXTREMITY.Mummies: Bodies preserved either by the ancient Egyptian technique or due to chance under favorable climatic conditions.Paleopathology: The study of disease in prehistoric times as revealed in bones, mummies, and archaeologic artifacts.Toes: Any one of five terminal digits of the vertebrate FOOT.Egypt: A country in northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula Its capital is Cairo.History, Ancient: The period of history before 500 of the common era.Burial: The act or ceremony of putting a corpse into the ground or a vault, or into the sea; or the inurnment of CREMAINS.Supreme Court Decisions: Decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.Lawyers: Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)Civil Rights: Legal guarantee protecting the individual from attack on personal liberties, right to fair trial, right to vote, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. (from http://www.usccr.gov/ accessed 1/31/2003)Homicide: The killing of one person by another.Jurisprudence: The science or philosophy of law. Also, the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.Prisons: Penal institutions, or places of confinement for war prisoners.Science: The study of natural phenomena by observation, measurement, and experimentation.Universities: Educational institutions providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees.Beauty: Characteristics or attributes of persons or things which elicit pleasurable feelings.Body Image: Individuals' concept of their own bodies.Genetic Vectors: DNA molecules capable of autonomous replication within a host cell and into which other DNA sequences can be inserted and thus amplified. Many are derived from PLASMIDS; BACTERIOPHAGES; or VIRUSES. They are used for transporting foreign genes into recipient cells. Genetic vectors possess a functional replicator site and contain GENETIC MARKERS to facilitate their selective recognition.Pericardial Effusion: Fluid accumulation within the PERICARDIUM. Serous effusions are associated with pericardial diseases. Hemopericardium is associated with trauma. Lipid-containing effusion (chylopericardium) results from leakage of THORACIC DUCT. Severe cases can lead to CARDIAC TAMPONADE.ArchivesLiability, Legal: Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.Malpractice: Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Expert Testimony: Presentation of pertinent data by one with special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject.Golf: A game whose object is to sink a ball into each of 9 or 18 successive holes on a golf course using as few strokes as possible.Limb Deformities, Congenital: Congenital structural deformities of the upper and lower extremities collectively or unspecified.Wills: Legal documents that are declarations of individuals' wishes regarding the disposal of their property or estate after death; esp: written instruments, legally executed, by which dispositions are made of estates. LIVING WILLS are written declarations regarding prolongation of life by extraordinary means.Home Health Aides: Persons who assist ill, elderly, or disabled persons in the home, carrying out personal care and housekeeping tasks. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms. 2d ed, p202)Air Bags: Automotive safety devices consisting of a bag designed to inflate upon collision and prevent passengers from pitching forward. (American Heritage Dictionary, 1982)Wheelchairs: Chairs mounted on wheels and designed to be propelled by the occupant.Metaphor: The application of a concept to that which it is not literally the same but which suggests a resemblance and comparison. Medical metaphors were widespread in ancient literature; the description of a sick body was often used by ancient writers to define a critical condition of the State, in which one corrupt part can ruin the entire system. (From Med Secoli Arte Sci, 1990;2(3):abstract 331)Police: Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.

Reorganization of motor and somatosensory cortex in upper extremity amputees with phantom limb pain. (1/157)

Phantom limb pain (PLP) in amputees is associated with reorganizational changes in the somatosensory system. To investigate the relationship between somatosensory and motor reorganization and phantom limb pain, we used focal transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the motor cortex and neuroelectric source imaging of the somatosensory cortex (SI) in patients with and without phantom limb pain. For transcranial magnetic stimulation, recordings were made bilaterally from the biceps brachii, zygomaticus, and depressor labii inferioris muscles. Neuroelectric source imaging of the EEG was obtained after somatosensory stimulation of the skin overlying face and hand. Patients with phantom limb pain had larger motor-evoked potentials from the biceps brachii, and the map of outputs was larger for muscles on the amputated side compared with the intact side. The optimal scalp positions for stimulation of the zygomaticus and depressor labii inferioris muscles were displaced significantly more medially (toward the missing hand representation) in patients with phantom limb pain only. Neuroelectric source imaging revealed a similar medial displacement of the dipole center for face stimulation in patients with phantom limb pain. There was a high correlation between the magnitude of the shift of the cortical representation of the mouth into the hand area in motor and somatosensory cortex and phantom limb pain. These results show enhanced plasticity in both the motor and somatosensory domains in amputees with phantom limb pain.  (+info)

Phantom movements and pain. An fMRI study in upper limb amputees. (2/157)

Using functional MRI, we investigated 14 upper limb amputees and seven healthy controls during the execution of hand and lip movements and imagined movements of the phantom limb or left hand. Only patients with phantom limb pain showed a shift of the lip representation into the deafferented primary motor and somatosensory hand areas during lip movements. Displacement of the lip representation in the primary motor and somatosensory cortex was positively correlated to the amount of phantom limb pain. Thalamic activation was only present during executed movements in the healthy controls. The cerebellum showed no evidence of reorganizational changes. In amputees, movement of the intact hand showed a level of activation similar to movement of the right dominant hand in the healthy controls. During imagination of moving the phantom hand, all patients showed significantly higher activation in the contralateral primary motor and somatosensory cortices compared with imagination of hand movements in the controls. In the patients with phantom limb pain but not the pain-free amputees, imagined movement of the phantom hand activated the neighbouring face area. These data suggest selective coactivation of the cortical hand and mouth areas in patients with phantom limb pain. This reorganizational change may be the neural correlate of phantom limb pain.  (+info)

Problems with excessive residual lower leg length in pediatric amputees. (3/157)

We studied six pediatric amputees with long below-knee residual limbs, in order to delineate their functional and prosthetic situations, specifically in relation to problems with fitting for dynamic-response prosthetic feet. Three patients had congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia secondary to neurofibromatosis, one had fibular hemimelia, one had a traumatic amputation, and one had amputation secondary to burns. Five patients had Syme's amputations, one had a Boyd amputation. Ages at amputation ranged from nine months to five years (average age 3 years 1 month). After amputation, the long residual below-knee limbs allowed fitting with only the lowest-profile prostheses, such as deflection plates. In three patients, the femoral dome to tibial plafond length was greater on the amputated side than on the normal side. To allow room for more dynamic-response (and larger) foot prostheses, two patients have undergone proximal and distal tibial-fibular epiphyseodeses (one at age 5 years 10 months, the other at 3 years 7 months) and one had a proximal tibial-fibular epiphyseodesis at age 7 years 10 months. (All three patients are still skeletally immature.) The families of two other patients are considering epiphyseodeses, and one patient is not a candidate (skeletally mature). Scanogram data indicate that at skeletal maturity the epiphyseodesed patients will have adequate length distal to their residual limbs to fit larger and more dynamic-response prosthetic feet.  (+info)

Patient information on phantom limb pain: a focus group study of patient experiences, perceptions and opinions. (4/157)

Educating patients about their condition is regarded as a fundamental step in pain management. This study used focus groups with patients to explore their experiences and perceptions of the information on phantom pain that they received before and after amputation, and their views on improving this information. Thirty-one patients with a lower limb amputation attended one of seven focus groups. The majority reported phantom pain although there were individual variations in character, severity and persistence. There were wide variations in what people were told from occasional reports of good information to instances of people reporting little or no information from professionals. There were strong feelings that information should be given before or soon after amputation with a preference for verbal one-to-one explanations. Professionals, particularly nurses and surgeons, were regarded as the best source of information, although peer support was seen to be important. These findings indicate that people require timely up-to-date information on phantom pain which sensitively addresses the variability of the experience and provides the foundation for ongoing pain management. We propose that the information process could be improved by ensuring that professionals use standard information for patients derived from purposefully written sections in national guidelines.  (+info)

Limb salvage and amputation in survivors of pediatric lower-extremity bone tumors: what are the long-term implications? (5/157)

The past four decades have seen tremendous progress in the treatment of pediatric and adolescent cancers. As a consequence, there are increasing numbers of adult childhood cancer survivors. This has prompted investigation into the long-term consequences of cancer treatments. One group that merits special study is the survivors of lower-extremity bone tumors. Their function and quality of life may depend in part on both the surgery and the age at which it was performed. Comparisons between studies are difficult because small numbers of patients and the use of varying research designs and methods have limited research in this area. The purpose of this article is to review the major surgical approaches to lower-limb bone tumors and their impact on pediatric patients. The results show that survival is equivalent between amputation and limb salvage. Complications occur more frequently in limb salvage. The long-term outcomes of those undergoing amputation and limb salvage have not been found to be substantially different in regard to quality of life. In conclusion, prospective long-term follow-up of pediatric patients with lower-limb tumors is needed to (1) determine in a uniform manner the long-term complications, quality of life, and functionality of this population and describe differences within this patient population based on age at diagnosis and surgical procedure, (2) identify areas of concern that are amenable to intervention, and (3) provide clinicians and future patients a better understanding of the surgical options.  (+info)

Size and blood flow of central and peripheral arteries in highly trained able-bodied and disabled athletes. (6/157)

In a cross-sectional study, central and peripheral arteries were investigated noninvasively in high-performance athletes and in untrained subjects. The diastolic inner vessel diameter (D) of the thoracic and abdominal aorta, the subclavian artery (Sub), and common femoral artery (Fem) were determined by duplex sonography in 18 able-bodied professional tennis players, 34 able-bodied elite road cyclist athletes, 26 athletes with paraplegia, 17 below-knee amputated athletes, and 30 able-bodied, untrained subjects. The vessel cross-sectional areas (CSA) were set in relation to body surface area (BSA), and the cross-section index (CS-index = CSA/BSA) was calculated. Volumetric blood flow was determined in Sub and Fem via a pulsed-wave Doppler system and was set in relation to heart rate to calculate the stroke flow. A significantly increased D of Sub was found in the racket arm of able-bodied tennis players compared with the opposite arm (19%). Fem of able-bodied road cyclist athletes and of the intact limb in below-knee amputated athletes showed similar increases. D of Fem was lower in athletes with paraplegia (37%) and in below-knee amputated athletes proximal to the lesion (21%) compared with able-bodied, untrained subjects; CS-indexes were reduced 57 and 31%, respectively. Athletes with paraplegia demonstrated a larger D (19%) and a larger CS-index in Sub (54%) than able-bodied, untrained subjects. No significant differences in D and CS-indexes of the thoracic and abdominal aorta were found between any of the groups. The changes measured in Sub and Fem were associated with corresponding alterations in blood flow and stroke flow in all groups. The study suggests that the size and blood flow volume of the proximal limb arteries are adjusted to the metabolic needs of the corresponding extremity musculature and underscore the impact of exercise training or disuse on the structure and the function of the arterial system.  (+info)

Education, employment, insurance, and marital status among 694 survivors of pediatric lower extremity bone tumors: a report from the childhood cancer survivor study. (7/157)

BACKGROUND: With increasing numbers of childhood cancer survivors, direct sequelae of cancer therapy and psychosocial outcomes are becoming more important. The authors described psychosocial outcomes (education, employment, health insurance, and marriage) for survivors of pediatric lower extremity bone tumors. METHODS: The long-term follow-up study of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study is a multiinstitutional cohort study comprising 14,054 individuals who have survived for 5 or more years after treatment for cancer diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. Baseline demographic and medical information were obtained. Six hundred ninety-four survivors had osteosarcoma or Ewing sarcoma of the lower extremity or pelvis and were classified by amputation status and by age at diagnosis. The median age at diagnosis was 14 years old with a median of 16 years of follow up since diagnosis. Demographic characteristics were used to analyze the rates of psychosocial outcomes. RESULTS: Amputation status and age at diagnosis did not significantly influence any of the measured psychosocial outcomes. Education was a significant positive predictor of employment, having health insurance, and being currently in their first marriage. Male gender predicted ever being employed and female gender predicted having health insurance and marriage. When compared with siblings, amputees had significant deficits in education, employment, and health insurance. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, no differences between amputees and nonamputees were found. However, gender and education play a prominent role. When compared with siblings, amputees in this cohort may benefit from additional supports.  (+info)

Left and right hand recognition in upper limb amputees. (8/157)

Previous research suggests a close similarity in brain activity between mental simulation of a movement and its real counterpart. To explore this similarity, we aimed to assess whether imagery is affected by the loss of a limb or of its motor skills. We examined the performance of 16 adult, upper limb amputees (and age-matched controls) in a left/right hand judgement task that implicitly requires motor imagery. The experimental group included subjects who had suffered the amputation of the dominant or the non-dominant limb. Although responding well above chance, amputees as a group were slower and less accurate than controls. Nevertheless, their response pattern was similar to that of controls, namely slower response times and more errors for stimuli depicting hands in unnatural orientations, i.e. postures difficult to reach with a real movement. Interestingly, for all stimuli, amputees' performance was strongly affected by the side of limb loss: subjects who underwent amputation of their preferred limb made more errors and required greater latencies to respond as compared with amputees of the non-dominant limb. In a further analysis we observed that the habit of wearing an aesthetic prosthesis significantly interfered with the ability to judge the corresponding hand. Our data lead to three main conclusions: (i) loss of a single limb per se does not prevent motor imagery but it significantly enhances its difficulty; (ii) these subjects apparently perform the hand recognition task using a strategy in which they initially mentally simulate movements of their dominant limb; (iii) wearing a prosthesis, devoid of any motor function, seems to interfere with motor imagery, consistent with the view that only 'tools' can be incorporated in a dynamic body schema.  (+info)

To understand the step characteristics during sprinting in lower-extremity amputees using running-specific prosthesis, each athlete should be investigated individually. Theoretically, sprint performance in a 100-m sprint is determined by both step frequency and step length. The aim of the present study was to investigate how step frequency and step length correlate with sprinting performance in elite unilateral transtibial amputees. By using publicly-available Internet broadcasts, the authors analyzed 88 races from 7 unilateral transtibial amputees. For each sprinters run, the average step frequency and step length were calculated using the number of steps and official race time. Based on Pearsons correlation coefficients between step frequency, step length, and official race time for each individual, the authors classified each individual into 3 groups: step-frequency reliant, step-length reliant, and hybrid. It was found that 2, 2, and 3 sprinters were classified into step-frequency reliant, ...
The literature suggests that optimal levels of gait symmetry might exist for lower-limb amputees. Not only these optimal values are unknown, but we also dont know typical symmetry ratios or which measures of symmetry are essential. Focusing on the symmetries of stance, step, first peak and impulse of the ground reaction force, the aim of this work was to answer to three methodological and three clinical questions. The methodological questions wanted to establish a minimum set of symmetry indexes to study and if there are limitations in their calculations. The clinical questions wanted to establish if typical levels of temporal and loading symmetry exist, and change with the level of amputation and prosthetic components. Sixty traumatic, K3-K4 amputees were involved in the study: 12 transfemoral mechanical knee users (TFM), 25 C-leg knee users (TFC), and 23 transtibial amputees (TT). Ninety-two percent used the Ossur Variflex foot. Ten healthy subjects were also included. Ground reaction force from both
The literature suggests that optimal levels of gait symmetry might exist for lower-limb amputees. Not only these optimal values are unknown, but we also dont know typical symmetry ratios or which measures of symmetry are essential. Focusing on the symmetries of stance, step, first peak and impulse of the ground reaction force, the aim of this work was to answer to three methodological and three clinical questions. The methodological questions wanted to establish a minimum set of symmetry indexes to study and if there are limitations in their calculations. The clinical questions wanted to establish if typical levels of temporal and loading symmetry exist, and change with the level of amputation and prosthetic components. Sixty traumatic, K3-K4 amputees were involved in the study: 12 transfemoral mechanical knee users (TFM), 25 C-leg knee users (TFC), and 23 transtibial amputees (TT). Ninety-two percent used the Ossur Variflex foot. Ten healthy subjects were also included. Ground reaction force from both
The distribution of interface stresses between the residual limb and prosthetic socket of a transtibial amputee has been considered as a direct indicator of the socket quality fit and comfort. Therefore, researchers have been very interested in quantifying these interface stresses in order to evaluate the extent of any potential damage caused by the socket to the residual limb tissues. During the past 50 years a variety of measurement techniques have been employed in an effort to identify sites of excessive stresses which may lead to skin breakdown, compare stress distributions in various socket designs, and evaluate interface cushioning and suspension systems, among others. The outcomes of such measurement techniques have contributed to improving the design and fitting of transtibial sockets. This article aims to review the operating principles, advantages, and disadvantages of conventional and emerging techniques used for interface stress measurements inside transtibial sockets. It also reviews and
TY - JOUR. T1 - Correlation of residual limb length and gait parameters in amputees. AU - Baum, Brian S.. AU - Schnall, Barri L.. AU - Tis, John E.. AU - Lipton, Jill S.. PY - 2008/7/1. Y1 - 2008/7/1. N2 - There is a lack of objective data on acceptable transection levels for transfemoral amputation. We retrospectively correlated the residual limb length of 13 young, athletic transfemoral and knee disarticulation amputees with temporal-spatial, kinematic, and kinetic outcomes after gait analysis. It was hypothesised that shorter residual limb lengths would correlate with greater gait deviations. Patients residual femoral lengths ranged from 57% to 100% of their intact femoral length. With the exception of one patient, pelvic tilt excursion was inversely related to residual limb length. Limb length did not significantly correlate with any other temporal-spatial, kinematic, or kinetic parameter investigated. Consequently, these results suggest that if the femur is at least 57% of the length of ...
Published 8/18/2015. In this first video of the series, Danielle Melton, MD, director of the Amputee Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Houston, Texas and chair of the Amputee Coalitions Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee, provides an overview of the rehabilitation process following the amputation of a limb. Dr. Melton provides an expert opinion on each topic addressed in the other videos in this series - the role of peer support, the importance of goal-setting during rehabilitation, prosthetic options, living life with limb loss, and managing other health issues related to being an amputee.. ...
Investigators will use a novel combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to study how the functional connections between brain regions change in amputees who have lost a lower leg. These studies may lead to new rehabilitation strategies that target altered brain connections to improve functional outcomes in lower-limb amputees. Nearly two million people in this country have suffered major or minor limb loss. In major limb loss cases, 90 percent involve leg amputation below the knee. Research shows that after a leg is amputated structural and functional changes occur in the part of the brain that previously supported the legs motor and sensory functions. Scientists do not yet know how connections between brain regions might change following limb loss, and how disruptions in the communication patterns between brain areas might relate to clinical outcomes. The investigators will test two main hypotheses: 1) The connections between brain ...
The ability to run, jump, and play games is important for the general wellbeing of limb-deficient youngsters. In the past, prosthetic foot designs such as the SACH (Solid Ankle Cushioned Heel) were designed principally for walking and did not fulfill the special mobility and functional demands of children. With the advent of space-age materials that are light, strong and durable a new generation of prosthetic feet has evolved. The Flex-Foot" is one of those state-of-the-art prothestic feet that proportedly has a potential for energy storage to enhance propulsion of the artificial limb during gait. The hypothesis of the enhanced energy-return has yet to be investigated systematically.. The purpose of this project was to quantify the gait mechanics of unilateral below-knee BK) amputee children while they wore either the Flex-Foot" or the SACH foot during slow and fast walking. Ten BK child amputees were fit with a new SACH foot prosthesis, allowed to ambulate freely for two months, and their gait ...
This study will examine whether tactile (touch) abilities at the lip are more acute in people with upper limb amputation compared with healthy normal volunteers. People with an amputated upper limb have an expanded brain representation of the lip that may correlate with heightened tactile spatial acuity.. Normal volunteers will be recruited for this study. Candidates will be screened with physical and neurological examinations. (Amputee volunteers will be studied at the amputee clinic at the University of Tubingen, Germany.). Participants will sit comfortably in a chair, wearing a blindfold, during the following experiments:. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Transradial Amputee Gesture Classification Using an Optimal Number of sEMG Sensors. T2 - An Approach Using ICA Clustering. AU - Naik, Ganesh R.. AU - Al-Timemy, Ali H.. AU - Nguyen, Hung T.. PY - 2016/8. Y1 - 2016/8. N2 - Surface electromyography (sEMG)-based pattern recognition studies have been widely used to improve the classification accuracy of upper limb gestures. Information extracted from multiple sensors of the sEMG recording sites can be used as inputs to control powered upper limb prostheses. However, usage of multiple EMG sensors on the prosthetic hand is not practical and makes it difficult for amputees due to electrode shift/movement, and often amputees feel discomfort in wearing sEMG sensor array. Instead, using fewer numbers of sensors would greatly improve the controllability of prosthetic devices and it would add dexterity and flexibility in their operation. In this paper, we propose a novel myoelectric control technique for identification of various gestures ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Somatotopical feedback versus non-somatotopical feedback for phantom digit sensation on amputees using electrotactile stimulation. AU - Zhang, Dingguo. AU - Xu, Heng. AU - Shull, Peter B.. AU - Liu, Jianrong. AU - Zhu, Xiangyang. PY - 2015/5/2. Y1 - 2015/5/2. N2 - Abstract Background: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation can provide amputees with tactile feedback for better manipulating an advanced prosthesis. In general, there are two ways to transfer the stimulus to the skin: somatotopical feedback (SF) that stimulates the phantom digit somatotopy on the stump and non-somatotopical feedback (NF) that stimulates other positions on the human body. Methods: To investigate the difference between SF and NF, electrotactile experiments were conducted on seven amputees. Electrical stimulation was applied via a complete phantom map to the residual limb (SF) and to the upper arm (NF) separately. The behavior results of discrimination accuracy and response time were used to examine: 1) ...
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It causes pain, swelling and reduced motion in the joints as the result of a breakdown of the cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is the slippery, shock-absorbing padding that covers the end of the bones in the joint. About 20 percent of the general population has osteoarthritis of the knee or hip due to age, excess weight or joint injuries. Research indicates that 40 percent of people with a single below-knee amputation have osteoarthritis in the sound (intact) knee. Even worse, 60 to 75 percent of people with an above-knee amputation have osteoarthritis in the sound knee. A recent study reported that 80 percent of people who have used a prosthesis for more than 45 years will have knee pain. Osteoarthritis in the sound side hip occurred in about 45 percent of below-knee amputees and 73 percent of above-knee amputees within an average of 47 years after the amputation. An average of 18 percent of all amputees had osteoarthritis in the amputated ...
While you should always follow your doctors advice with a drugs and medication for Phobia of Amputees, we are generally not in favor of using pharmaceuticals and recommend an approach that tackles the root cause of the problem, whether or not you choose to work with us. A pill can sometimes act as a quick fix and may seem to help briefly but will not allow you to be free of the fear.. By the way - no one has ever developed a drug exclusively for Phobia Of Amputees - and with so many potential side effects, who wants to risk taking medication as a solution?. The good news is with our help, you will conquer your Phobia Of Amputees, without drugs.. ...
Leg amputations can overweight people get a prosthetic limb - Is a diabetic double amputee overweight a good candidate for prosthetic limbs? Depends. The level of amputation is most important as the higher the amputation the more difficult it is to walk with the prosthesis. Diabetes by itself is not a problem if controlled. Foot care is crucial to prevent amputation of the other leg. Weight might limit the options an amputee has as prosthetic components have weight limits. Inability to tolerate exercise is another limiting factor.
BACKGROUND: Key factors limiting patients with lower extremity amputations to achieve maximal functional capabilities are falls and fear of falling. A task-specific fall prevention training program has successfully reduced prospectively recorded trip-related falls that occur in the community by the elderly. However, this program has not been tested in amputees. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: In a cohort of unilateral transtibial amputees, we aimed to assess effectiveness of a falls prevention training program by (1) quantifying improvements in trunk control; (2) measuring responses to a standardized perturbation; and (3) demonstrating retention at 3 and 6 months after training. Second, we collected patient-reported outcomes for balance confidence and falls control. METHODS: Fourteen male military service members (26 +/- 3 years) with unilateral transtibial amputations and who had been walking without an assistive device for a median of 10 months (range, 2-106 months) were recruited to participate in this ...
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A new generation of dexterous prosthetic hands is becoming available, which are capable of a greater number of functions than conventional prostheses. To enable this increased functionality, we have pioneered a novel control platform which includes a surface electromyography (EMG) pattern recognition algorithm called MyoSense and a first-of-its-kind multi-channel conformal electrode interface called MyoLiner. The combination of these two technologies has allowed us, forthe first time, to give amputees the ability to point their index finger and operate their thumb independently in addition to the conventional hand open and close functionality. This technology has the potential to shift the paradigm in prosthetic controlfor the first time in over 50 years. In order to maximize the impact and accuracy of the technology, rehabilitation therapy is required, ideally within a 30-day golden window following amputation. However, the realities of patient fitting and ...
This youngster believes that nothing is impossible, and he wants to go by the motto. "Why should anything stop you if you are an amputee? Sky is the limit. Amputees can do anything done by a person without disabilities", he says.. The team was divided into batches so that they can help each other while climbing. Bharat, who has trained over 1,000 people in his career span, travels around the world trekking new places.. Arun Kumar Tiwari, who works with a company in Hyderabad, was part of the trip as well. Arun said that he learned many things trekking with Sekhar. "I have been mountaineering since the year 2015. I met Sekhar last year and he is very competent. He has overcome his disability and I feel he is no way lesser than a person who is not disabled. It is truly inspiring to watch him".. Sekhar already has plans to scale more peaks and set new records. ...
The Surgical Clinic is a group of 25 Board-Certified surgeons, in Nashville, Tennessee, who specialize in general, vascular and thoracic surgery. In December 2006, The Surgical Clinic became the first physician-based prosthetic clinic under the guidance and direction of one of Amputee Associates founding members, Aaron Fitzsimmons. Through surgeon and prosthetist direct collaboration, The Surgical Clinic has provided modified amputation procedures which have greatly improved prosthetic outcomes for their amputee patients. ...
Police shoot amputee threatening people with pen - A Houston police officer shot and killed a schizophrenic, wheelchair-bound double amputee threatening people with a pen at a group home for the me
Pet MA, Ko JH, Friedly JL, Smith DG. Traction Neurectomy for Treatment of Painful Residual Limb Neuroma in Lower Extremity Amputees. J Orthop Trauma 2015;29:e321-e325. I applaud the authors for highlighting the troubles with the commonly performed traction neurectomy in patients with lower extremity amputations. As we all know, the problems of those sustaining a…
CONCLUSIONS: In nondemanding walking conditions with experienced amputees, participants reported that the more costly C-leg required less cognitive attention than the noncomputerized knee. However, this subjective experience did not translate to improved performance on neuropsychologic screening instruments or on walking speed. Noncomputerized prostheses may be adequate for a majority of amputees, and further research is needed to identify particular groups of amputees (ie, new amputees, amputees with complex physical or cognitive demands) who may benefit from computerized prostheses.. ...
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Australian Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation - Transfemoral Gait Biomechanics. Analysis of Walking Patterns of Transfemoral Amputees.
Amputees with prosthetic limbs may soon have much a better sense of touch, temperature and texture, thanks to the power of the sun.
Adjustment Gel Pads feature tapered edges for a great fit. Use to relieve pressure points, discourage blisters & can compensate for a loose prosthetic socket.
Yes, things can happen that will require repair or replacement, so its a good idea to know about warranties and what to expect from your prosthetist. Get small problems with your prosthesis taken care of promptly. There is no benefit to waiting until your prosthesis falls apart or causes serious skin breakdown. If you wear a prosthesis too long when it needs repair or replacement, you can do harm, not only to your residual limb, but also to other parts of your body. Strain on other muscles, especially in your back, shoulders and hips will affect posture in addition to performance of the device and the energy needed to use it. Early prevention is much better than long term treatment.. Who can I contact for more information ...
Background Recent conflicts have seen an increase in trauma related military amputees who incur complex injuries which result in varied residual limbs. In many cases these amputees have been provided with state of the art (SOTA) components with the expectation that they will transfer into NHS care after military discharge. However, there is a lack of knowledge around how prosthetic prescriptions are made in both the MOD and NHS, including patient involvement. It is important to explore prosthetic prescription decisions to enhance the quality, consistency and equity of care delivery for trauma amputees. This thesis explores decision making in prosthetic care for trauma amputees in the UK during this period of change. Aims To explore aspects of prosthetic care provision in the UK including clinical decision making, patient experience and the transition of prosthetic care from the MOD to the NHS. Design An exploratory qualitative project informed by decision making and patient involvement theory. ...
Forty amputee patients will be evaluated for satisfaction with the prosthesis, pressure repartition pattern and functional capabilities.. Pressure at the stump-socket interface will be recorded using a set of 14 single cells sensors placed in predefined positions onto the stump. Pattern of pressure will be measured in four tasks: sitting posture, standing posture, gait initiation, and gait at preferred velocity.. Reproducibility of the pressure repartition pattern will be analyzed by repeating gait and standing posture task in the first 15 patients included.. In patients whom prosthesis has been modified on the basis on the first pressure measurement (pressure peak and bad functional capacities), a new pressure measurement will be repeated 2-8 weeks apart.. Postural and gait abilities will be also assessed in 40 age/gender matched non-amputated subjects to serve as control data. ...
Methods: At admission to the rehabilitation centre objective and subjective parameters were assessed including demographic data and levels of daily activity using standardized questionnaires. Three months after prosthetic fitting a follow-up was performed and additional parameters such as walking speed, step length and vertical ground reaction forces were examined using a dynamic gait analysis ...
To speed development of a mobile system providing a sense of touch that amputees can use anywhere, Case Western Reserve University researchers and colleagues at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center have assembled a team including medical device-makers Medtronic and Ardiem Medical, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the universities of Chicago and California at San Francisco, and the Providence VAs Ocean State Research Institute.
In a previous study, Sorensens implants were connected to a sensory-enhanced prosthetic hand that allowed him to recognize shape and softness. In this new publication about texture in the journal eLife, the bionic fingertip attains a superior level of touch resolution.. Simulating touch in non-amputees. This same experiment testing coarseness was performed on non-amputees, without the need of surgery. The tactile information was delivered through fine needles that were temporarily attached to the arms median nerve through the skin. The non-amputees were able to distinguish roughness in textures 77% of the time.. But does this information about touch from the bionic fingertip really resemble the feeling of touch from a real finger? The scientists tested this by comparing brain-wave activity of the non-amputees, once with the artificial fingertip and then with their own finger. The brain scans collected by an EEG cap on the subjects head revealed that activated regions in the brain were ...
Amputees at Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital in Denver, Colorado receive personalized treatment throughout their amputation rehab and recovery.
The feeling we have of our own body, sometimes called "body image," is fundamental to self-awareness. However, by altering sensory input, the body image can be modified into impossible configurations. Can impossible movements of the body image be conjured solely via internally generated mechanisms, and, if so, do the structural characteristics of the body image modify to accommodate the new movements? We encouraged seven amputees with a vivid phantom arm to learn to perform a phantom wrist movement that defied normal anatomical constraints. Four reported success. Learning the impossible movement coincided in time with a profound change in the body image of the arm, including a sense of ownership and agency over a modified wrist joint. Remarkably, some previous movements and functional tasks involving the phantom arm became more difficult once the shift in body image had occurred. Crucially, these introspective reports were corroborated by robust empirical data from motor imagery tasks, about ...
Decreased burden on the health care system and a higher quality of life for patients likely offset higher initial costs of amputation and prosthetic intervention.
Researchers have found that the brain stores detailed information of a missing hand decades after amputation, regardless of whether amputees still experience phantom hand sensations.|br /||br /|
New York Post) AUGUSTA, Maine - A soldier who lost all four limbs during an explosion in Afghanistan hopes to inspire others with his story of how he recovered from his injuries and got on with his life partly by helping other amputees.. Travis Mills is raising his family, delivering motivational speeches and helping other wounded warriors through his foundation.. With his book "Tough As They Come," hes added author to his accomplishments.. "My message is pretty clear. Never give up. Never quit. Find your motivation. Find your goals. And keep moving," he said Tuesday.. He joked with people at a bookstore, patiently signing books with a Sharpie, using his prosthetic hand. Hes right-handed and the prosthesis is on the left hand, making it even more difficult to write.. Mills, 28, was an Army staff sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division on his third deployment when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated when he dropped his backpack on the ground during a foot patrol on April 10, 2012. ...
As an 83-year-old bilateral amputee determined to walk again, Ruth is an inspiration. Her story highlights the impact VNA of Ohios Rehabilitation program can have on patients who want to be independent.
One in five Americans struggle with a lifelong disability and nearly two million men and women have served our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, and are coming home looking for ways to feel whole again and to fit back in to normal life. Whether they are an amputee, visually impaired, suffer from PTSD, or have quadriplegia. Whether they served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf war, Iraq or Afghanistan. Whether they are a child with autism, or a young woman who has lost a limb to cancer, AmpSurf offers a unique program to bring the healing power of the ocean and adaptive surfing together for an experience that is both mentally and physically one of the best forms of rehabilitation on the planet. Our goal is simple, we want to help our disabled veterans, adults and children focus on their abilities not their disabilities. To do this, we strive to Promote, Inspire, Educate and Rehabilitate (PIER™) the public by providing a quality program and the opportunity for the participants and volunteers to ...
Dewayne Smock doesnt have a leg to stand on.. Smock says this in jest, but its also the literal truth. A surgeon amputated both his legs last summer after infection invaded them - a complication of diabetes.. The 53-year-old lives in a beat-up Mazda van that he is unable to drive. Because of mobility issues, the amputee says he spends most of his day sitting in the front passenger seat of the oxidized silver van, sleeping when he can, playing games on his phone when it has juice. Sometimes he just sits smoking a Pall Mall, counting up his regrets in his offbeat, tongue-in-cheek sort of way.. His friend David Gately lives with Smock and serves as chauffeur, health aide and the son Smock never had. Gately parks here and there, hoping not to draw attention from property owners or police. Until recently, Gately often drove him to Roy Raley Park for a change of view and a chance for Smock to recharge his wheelchair using an electrical outlet at the pavilion. He chatted with the teens hanging out at ...
Despite being a double above-the-knee amputee, a Marine Corps veteran is taking steps around the world to help other wounded veterans. And you can join him on the journey. 
Proto Labs Helps Bring Mobility to Amputees in the Developing World The ReMotion Knee named Cool Idea! Award Recipient MAPLE PLAIN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The ReMotion Knee, a low cost
After every few dashes across Court 14, Kelly Bruno reached down to her right leg and flicked at something. It was a gesture so slight and so fleeting, she could have been swatting away a bug. It was also the only thing she did that was not in the protocol for a United States Open ball girl - nowhere does it mention popping the pressure valve on a prosthetic leg.. Bruno was born with several defects in her right leg and has been an amputee since she was 6 months old. By 18, she had turned herself into a track star among disabled athletes, with her own sponsorship deals. And as a world-class triathlete and Ironman competitor, she has raced in some of the most grueling events on the planet. Now, at 24, Bruno has scaled back her training for three weeks to shuttle back and forth across courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to scoop up balls at the net. In a job done correctly only by those who are barely noticed, Bruno has stood out by blending in.. "Its definitely harder than I ...
Diabetic amputee. Angiogram X-ray of the left leg of a 54-year-old diabetic smoker and alcoholic who has had their leg amputated below the knee (lower centre), showing hypertension (high blood pressure) in the femoral artery (dark, vertical, centre). - Stock Image C010/4943
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. - A 2-year-old boy, who is an amputee, is capturing the hearts of social media followers, as the video of him taking his first steps goes viral. The video shows a determined yet adorable Kayden Elijah Kinckle learning to walk.
Amputee bids for marathon glory Submitted by: www.tonymangan.com Published Date: 01 October 2008 A scaffolder who had a leg amputated after plunging through the top floor of a house is hoping to smash a world marathon record. One-legged athlete Simon Baker, originally from Brixton, south-west London, is aiming to run the fastest 26 miles on…
The 21-year-old is a quadruple amputee -- she lost her arms, legs and over half her skin to meningitis when she was only 19. But shes defied the odds.
Two friends from Northern China are not letting their handicaps hold them back. Jia Wenqi, a double amputee, and Jia Haixa, who is completely blind, have been working together to plant trees along a riverbank in Yeli Village, planting an astounding 10,000 trees over the last decade. Finding it difficult to gain employment, the pair approached the local government with their idea. They hope that their efforts will pay off for generations to come. They each use their unique skills and capabilities to achieve their mission, at times carrying each other across the river and using their feet to hold and pass objects.
East Tennesseans have responded to a request for help from an Oak Ridge woman and her son who are both amputees. Margaret Jones, a former restaurant manager in Oak Ridge, says she has to work hard to...
The pain management and treatment team includes the patient, physician, prosthetist, physical therapist, and pain management specialist.Pain is one of the most common complaints of amputees. Even after surgery wounds are healed, amputation- ..
Before appearing on Britain's Missing Top Model, Debbie was the first amputee to be featured in a European edition of Playboy ... She also posed for glamour photoshoots for a website dedicated to amputee admirers and paraphilia called Ampworld. In 2008, she ... Debbie Van Der Putten, Linkedin Goldwin, Constance (7 August 2009). "Glamorous amputees". VICE Magazine. Retrieved 17 April ... Ben Barry Agency "London gets amputee model campaign against fashion "discrimination"". London24. 28 August 2012. Archived from ...
... multidisciplinary approach to amputee care. and six Ukrainian amputees received myo-electric and body-powered upper limb ... The number of amputees who were being sent abroad to get such prostheses has decreased to 2 or 3 per year (as some of the cases ... Most of the amputees, especially with upper limb losses in 2014 ended up being sent abroad without proper medical follow up ... Some of the amputees who are to receive prostheses are members of Invictus Games: Team Ukraine and Ukrainian Paralympic Team. ...
... right's organization Amputees and War Wounded Association (AWWA). Jarka was the Chief Security's Officer of Barclay's Bank in ... Fofana, Lansana (2005-09-16). "Africa , S Leone's war amputees 'ignored'". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-10-02. http://www. ...
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"Amputee Stephanie Dixon[RHP] - My Victoria.flv". Youtube. Retrieved 18 December 2013. "Qué Banh - The Photography Elf: ... " "Amputee Swimmer: Stephanie Dixon - Athlete Profile". amputee.ca. Retrieved 18 December 2013. "Stephanie Dixon RHP - swimming ...
"Amputee Drummer Jason Barnes , Atlanta Musician , Amputee Drummer , Inspirational Musician , Can Do Musos". www.candomusos.com ...
He specialized in helping other amputees. He married and had children. Sergeant Harrell died on August 9, 1964 in San Antonio, ...
Nunn attended the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul as a support coach for amputee track and field athletes. In December 1990, ... Nunn, C.J. (1992). Coaching amputee athletes. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. ISBN 0642168903. Hurst, Mike (9 November ... he was contracted to write the book Coaching Amputee Athletes. He held this position for five years before being promoted to ...
She was even more shocked when a reporter asked if it was a quality of life issue."". Amputee-online.com. 2011-03-05. Archived ...
"Ryan Fann". Amputee Blade Runners. Retrieved 14 March 2013. "Randy Fuller". NFL Enterprises LLC. Retrieved 14 March 2013. " ...
Dixon, D. (1983). "An erotic attraction to amputees". Sexuality and Disability. 6: 3-19. doi:10.1007/BF01119844.. ... Bayne, T; Levy, N. (2005). "Amputees by choice: body integrity identity disorder and the ethics of amputation". J Appl Philos. ... One theory states that a child adopts this body image of being an amputee which results in the development of wanting the body ... People with apotemnophilia have an ideal image of their bodies as an amputee with missing limbs. Originally developed at a ...
"IWAS Wheelchair and Amputees Games at BAC". Retrieved 2011-02-08. "Junior National Aquatics Meet at BAC". Retrieved 2011-02-08 ... Notable events hosted at BAC: IWAS World Wheelchair and Amputee Games 2009 Junior National Aquatic Meet, 2010 List of Indian ...
The Flex-Foot Cheetah developed by medical engineer Van Phillips and worn by Alan Oliveira and other amputee athletes is a ... ". "Amputees control bionic legs with their thoughts". Reuters. 20 May 2015. Official website. ...
His websites Why Won't God Heal Amputees? and God is Imaginary reflect his skepticism of a single god that is omnipotent and ...
Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation 6(3):155-161 Amputee Supplies, Inc. "Buy Amputee stump shrinker socks for BK and AK amputee ... Ossur liners Otto Bock liners Bev's residual limb covers (aka stump socks) for amputees Alpha liners manufactured and sold by ... "Pain Relief , Pain Management , Amputee Phantom Limb Pain , Chronic Pain Treatment , Muscle Strains , Delayed On-Set Muscle ... Amputee Supplies Prosthetic Sock FAQ "Effects of Regional Intravenous Guanethidine Block in Posttraumatic Cold Intolerance in ...
... "the way forward for single amputees or double amputees above the knee". Prince Harry is keen to get Al Muderis to the UK for an ... "Amputee soldier pays £90k to walk down the aisle - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 5 May 2016. "Robotic limb replacements - Al ... The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is spending £2m on trials that will begin in 2016 and involve 20 amputees who will receive Dr Al ... "Canadian amputees get ground-breaking artificial legs in Australia". CTVNews. Retrieved 4 November 2015. "Special Christmas for ...
William "Bud" McLeroy (born 1960) was the first amputee to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is also the first service ... Army Reserve Public Affairs (2 February 2009). "Amputee Becomes First One Legged Firefighter In The US". Fire Fighting News. e- ... Taylor, Susan (28 October 2009). "Amputee Running For Congress". KNSD. Retrieved 21 October 2014. "County of San Diego ...
Played in the NFL with Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2010) and New York Jets (2011). Sam Carpenter - Amputee player. Aaron Edwards - ...
This allows amputees to mobilise with more comfort and less energy consumption. Al Muderis also published the first series of ... "Veteran amputees to undergo first ever prosthetic implants , KSL.com". www.ksl.com. Retrieved 2015-12-04. Albrektsson, T; ... with high prose plasma sprayed surface as an intramedullary prosthesis that is inserted into the bone residuum of amputees and ... the science of medical bone and joint replacement techniques as well as dental implants and improving prosthetics for amputees ...
Transfemoral amputees can have a very difficult time regaining normal movement. In general, a transfemoral amputee must use ... The ability for transfemoral amputees to drive a car. The main disadvantage of this method is that amputees with the direct ... Some allow amputees to walk near walking speed or run. Variations in speed are also possible and are taken into account by ... A transtibial amputee is usually able to regain normal movement more readily than someone with a transfemoral amputation, due ...
The Amputee athletes have a choice to play with or without prostheses. Depending on the sense of balance, some above the knee ... By 1976, amputees started participating in the paralympics. In 1967 the Dutch introduced a new game called sitting volleyball, ... It has its roots in Great Britain and was originally played only by amputee players. To encourage the participation on those ... This version enables double leg amputees and individuals with spinal injuries and various other disabilities to play volleyball ...
He did autopsies on the brains of amputees. A person who had lost an arm would over time apparently lose some of the neuronal ...
On September 11, World Peace Day 2011, The Peace Project distributed 10,000 pairs of crutches to amputees, polio survivors and ... "Operation Rise: Hope from the Ashes for Amputees". Eco Salon. Retrieved 27 July 2015. Lynch, Renee. "Culver City gallery owner ...
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Specific "Summer Games Governance 1960 to 1992". International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation. Archived from the ...
Amputee Football World Cup[edit]. Main article: Amputee Football World Cup. Former name : Amputee Football World Championships ... European Amputee Football Federation. References[edit]. *^ "Home". Irish Amputee Football Association. 2015-12-07. Retrieved ... There are several amputee football associations around the world. A couple examples of this are the England Amputee Association ... The England Amputee Football Association states their main goal on their website as: "The England Amputee Football ...
Amputees in Limbo (booklet). Zoogz Rift. Snout. 1982. Amputees In Limbo at Discogs (list of releases). ... Amputees in Limbo is the second studio album by Zoogz Rift, released in 1982 by Snout. All tracks written by Zoogz Rift. ... Adapted from the Amputees in Limbo liner notes. Zoogz Rift - vocals, guitar, production, cover art, design Musicians Danny ... Amputees in Limbo > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved July 6, 2013. Gehr, Richard; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Zoogz Rift". Trouser ...
Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic ... PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the ... Double amputee Jason Koger, 34, of Owensboro, Ky., accompanied by prosthetist for Advanced Arm Dynamics, Ryan Spill, ... met Friday in Philadelphia with other amputees interested in the new technology. ...
Allmusics Overview on Unconformable Social Amputees Billboards Overview on Unconformable Social Amputees. ... USA (Unconformable Social Amputees) is the second solo album by rapper Saint Dog released on May 16, 2006 by Suburban Noize ...
Iraqi men whose right hands were cut off under Saddam Husseins rule in 1995 now reaching end of therapy in Houston, where they receive
The Mass General Interdisciplinary Care for Amputees Network (ICAN) is a collaboration conceived by orthopaedic surgeons, ... Interdisciplinary Care for Amputees Network (ICAN). The Mass General Interdisciplinary Care for Amputees Network (ICAN) is a ... A double amputee patient of the Mass General Interdisciplinary Care for Amputees Network (ICAN) walking. ... A double amputee patient of the Mass General Interdisciplinary Care for Amputees Network (ICAN) walking. ...
As the amputees strolled across a mat that recorded the pressure created by their footsteps, motion-capture cameras analysed ... She created molds of the amputees feet and used their left big toes as models for the artificial ones. ...
Bionic hand gives amputees a sense of TOUCH and allows one man to finally cuddle his granddaughter and a 52-year-old to brush ... A bionic hand that restores amputees sense of touch is set to change the lives of thousands who have lost limbs, claim ... A bionic hand called Sensation that restores amputees sense of touch is set to change the lives of thousands who have lost ... Having a naturalistic sensory device at home for daily tasks provides amputees with a greater sense of personal well-being and ...
Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is competing at the London Olympics after being selected for South Africas 1,600-meter ...
Grand Rapids Amputee Meet-Up (Grand Rapids, MI). *Bright Prosthetics - Amputee Walking & Running Support Clinic (Warrensville ... Grand Rapids Amputee Meet-Up (Grand Rapids, MI). *Bright Prosthetics - Amputee Walking & Running Support Clinic (Warrensville ... Amputees Sharing Knowledge. November 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. ,Recurring Event (See all). An event every month that begins ... 2018 Amputee Coalition. All Rights Reserved. No part of this electronic publication/website may be reproduced in any form or by ...
Amputees Sharing Knowledge. March 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. ,Recurring Event (See all). An event every month that begins at ... 2018 Amputee Coalition. All Rights Reserved. No part of this electronic publication/website may be reproduced in any form or by ... The Amputee Coalition is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.. Headquarters: 9303 Center Street, Suite 100, Manassas, VA ...
Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand. Case Western Reserve University. Journal. Science Translational ... Amputees discern familiar sensations across prosthetic hand System providing sensation for more than 2 years ...
Doctors say "adding touch to prostheses markedly improves motor skills of amputees, compared with other robotic prostheses"; it ... "controlled by an amputees own nerves." Researchers planted electrodes into Walga-motts arm nerves and muscles that sent ...
Most of the amputees, 83 percent, have lost one or both legs, mostly from the blast of improvised explosive devices. These ... Amputees, for example, must be fitted for new prosthetics every few years. ...
New algorithms improve prosthetics for upper limb amputees. Research aims to reduce mental demand for amputees using ... But doing these same tasks can require more mental effort for upper limb amputees using a prosthetic device. ... But using such prosthetics can be mentally draining for upper limb amputees -- even for accomplishing simple, daily tasks. ... This will lead to better prosthetics for amputees and other technological advances using EMG-based assistive human-machine ...
Earthquake survivors who lost limbs face off against the Haitian national amputee soccer team ahead of the first anniversary of ... Haitis quake amputee football team. Posted Jan 11 - Earthquake survivors who lost limbs face off against the Haitian national ... amputee soccer team ahead of the first anniversary of the disaster. Simon Hanna reports. ...
Danish film producer Valeria Richter, who has part of her left foot amputated, says she was denied entry to a film at Cannes for not wearing high heels.
List of well known and famous people who currently are or were amputees and did not let their disability stop them from ... List of Famous Amputees - List of well known and famous people who currently are or were amputees and did not let their ... Famous and Well Known People Who Are or were Amputees. *Adam Hills - Australian comedian and radio and television presenter. ... Synopsis : List of well known and famous people who currently are or were amputees and did not let their disability stop them ...
The researchers hope that the results of their study will offer insight into future research on phantom pain in amputees. ... but can easily be created in non-amputees," says the principal investigator, Dr. Henrik Ehrsson, docent at the Department of ... which can contribute to future research on alleviating phantom pain in amputees." ...
Amputee controls bionic leg with brainwaves Lots of work is under way to add a sense of touch. Earlier this month, researchers ... For amputees, key nerves that once controlled the hand still remain in the stump of the missing limb. Two years ago, Case ... A next-generation artificial hand is letting two amputees tell the difference between a soft or firm touch - like holding a ...
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After Afghanistan: Amputee Rebuilds Life in America Army Sgt. Tim Brumley says he had expected things to be pretty quiet in ... And next month, he and eight other war amputees will be going to California for a surfing clinic and competition. Hes never ...
CN) - Police forced an innocent, double-leg amputee to get out of his car at gunpoint, with hands up, then beat and ridiculed ... a double amputee with prosthetics." He says Lincoln police pulled him over for no discernible reason on Sept. 3, 2011.. The ... politely responded that he couldnt raise his hands and get out of the van at the same time due to his being a double amputee ...
in short, why dont christians heal amputees? because they cant, they are not given the power. if the claim they have the power ... but cant heal an amputee, then they are lying simple as that. ...
... Back to Rules For Golfers With Disabilities. For amputee golfers (which term for the purposes of these ... A potential issue for some lower extremity amputee golfers who wear a prosthesis is their inability to climb into or out of ... Regarding the application of Rule 14-1b, where a Committee has determined that an amputee golfer is unable to hold and swing ...
  • The Naples-based charity helps amputees and their families with the emotional, physical and financial toll of amputation. (naplesnews.com)
  • Following the amputation of his legs, Ferreira played on an all-amputee softball team that traveled the country playing against teams comprised of amputee military veterans and law enforcement personnel. (nbcchicago.com)
  • The researchers found that new prosthesis reduced phantom limb pain, an unpleasant and currently untreatable sensation at the site of the amputation that most amputees experience. (technologyreview.com)
  • We match someone who is a below-the-knee amputee to a golfer who has the same amputation then they share their knowledge of how they adjusted their swing to hit the ball. (tbo.com)
  • Brinkley became a quadruple amputee after contracting pneumococcal sepsis, a bacterial infection in the blood, at age 2. (go.com)
  • The England Amputee Football Association states their main goal on their website as: "The England Amputee Football Association's aim is to provide all amputees, people with congenital limb deficiencies and persons with restricted use of limbs, with the opportunity to play football locally, nationally and internationally. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to the standard artificial limb for every-day use, many amputees or congenital patients have special limbs and devices to aid in the participation of sports and recreational activities. (disabled-world.com)
  • A bionic hand that restores amputees' sense of touch is set to change the lives of thousands who have lost limbs, claim scientists. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • A large proportion of amputees experience the phenomenon of phantom limbs, they feel body parts that are no longer there. (disabled-world.com)
  • This illusion suggests that the experience of phantom limbs is not unique to amputated individuals, but can easily be created in non-amputees," says the principal investigator, Dr. Henrik Ehrsson, docent at the Department of Neuroscience. (scienceblog.com)
  • A coalition of amputees and prosthetic device manufacturers opposing a Medicare proposal that they say would limit access to limbs is taking the fight Wednesday to Anne Arundel County, where the federal government will hold its only hearing on the policy. (baltimoresun.com)
  • While the technology has created new opportunities for amputees, it also comes at a price: Most prosthetic limbs run between a few thousand dollars to more than $30,000, advocates said. (baltimoresun.com)
  • The Naples-based charity Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion will raise money to help amputees with a bike ride March 18 at North Collier Regional Park. (naplesnews.com)
  • He got through the darkest days of his life with advice from Bob Ayres, an amputee who co-founded the charity Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion with his wife, Diana Dozier-Ayres. (naplesnews.com)
  • Our latest research creates a blueprint for building touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs that one day could convey real-time sensory information to amputees and tetraplegics via a direct interface with the brain. (theconversation.com)
  • Phantom limb pain appears in patients who have had limbs amputated but still "perceive" their missing limb, said Tamar Makin, a postdoctoral research fellow at England's University of Oxford who studies the brains of amputees. (drugs.com)
  • And those who lose limbs have a quality of life impossible for an amputee a generation ago. (leatherneck.com)
  • Through connections in the Iraqi community, Al Shnen made contact with Professor Munjed Al Muderis, a world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in preparing amputees for the attachment of robotic limbs through a process called osseointegration. (abc.net.au)
  • As the amputees strolled across a mat that recorded the pressure created by their footsteps, motion-capture cameras analysed their gait and the movements of their joints. (newscientist.com)
  • Adjustments in gait symmetry with walking speed in trans-femoral and trans-tibial amputees. (nature.com)
  • Researchers at Michigan Technological University are creating a bionic foot that could restore natural gait to amputees. (theengineer.co.uk)
  • Our objective in this project is to develop a forward dynamics musculoskeletal model for simulating amputee gait that can account for an amputee's unique anatomy and reduce socket loading by directly modeling constraints associated with the socket interface. (simtk.org)
  • We hypothesize that problems faced by amputees can be alleviated by using computer modeling and simulation to guide the prosthesis development process towards optimizing the loading conditions and gait efficiency. (simtk.org)
  • The expected outcome of this project is a more accurate model for simulating below-knee amputee gait that will form the basis for a new integrated design approach based on OpenSim to optimize the design of lower-limb prostheses. (simtk.org)
  • The game is played with metal crutches and without prostheses, the only exception being that bi-lateral amputees may play with a prosthesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • A potential issue for some lower extremity amputee golfers who wear a prosthesis is their inability to climb into or out of bunkers , a situation that probably occurs rather infrequently. (usga.org)
  • Outfield players use forearm crutches, and play without their prosthesis, the only exception being that bi-lateral amputees may play with their prosthesis. (irwinmitchell.com)
  • Wanner and Palibroda have stated their mission is: "to help amputees express their creativity, individuality and confidence through providing more cosmetic options for their prosthesis. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)
  • The aim of this study is to investigate some variables associate with reaction to prosthesis, the relationship between these variables, and the quality of response to the artificial limb by some amputees who own an artificial limb. (sellfy.com)
  • For the first time, a prosthesis can provide a range of perceptions, from fine touch to noxious touch, to an amputee, and this makes it much more like a human hand," said Thakor, the co-founder of Infinite Biomedical Technologies, a small Baltimore-based company that supplied the prosthetic hardware for the study. (baltimoresun.com)
  • A new bionic prosthesis, developed by researchers from ETH Zurich and the Universities of Belgrade and Freiburg, and described in Nature Medicine today, tries to make it easier for amputees to get around by letting them "feel" surfaces again. (technologyreview.com)
  • Kenton R. Kaufman, director of the Biomechanics/Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is collaborating in the effort to refine the prosthesis and make it available to amputees - especially wounded service personnel - with a primary focus on improving safety. (theengineer.co.uk)
  • Amputee soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are presenting challenges for prosthesis developers aiming to help service personnel regain normality. (theengineer.co.uk)
  • A boy amputee beaten during his interrogation on the back and leg, until his prosthesis is wrenched out. (haaretz.com)
  • Hudson, who lives in the Seven Springs, has played and directed golf tournaments since 1976 when a Clearwater newspaper article told the story of a local amputee golfer. (tbo.com)
  • ACA provides technical help, resources and training for local amputee educational and support organizations ACA conducts programs for its members, professionals, and the general public to educate them regarding the physical, emotional, technological, and other issues involving amputees. (jmu.edu)
  • Alternatively, if the right hand advantage for precision control is experience-dependent, then chronic forced use could allow amputees' NDH performances to achieve levels comparable with matched controls' DHs. (jneurosci.org)
  • He was inspired to start running after attending a special workshop at Gaylord with triple amputee Cameron Clapp. (wtnh.com)
  • A jury has decided that Aiken Regional Medical Centers must pay a triple amputee nearly $14 million in damages in a medical malpractice case. (ksbw.com)
  • Stability and selectivity of a chronic, multi-contact cuff electrode for sensory stimulation in human amputees. (nih.gov)
  • We used a novel precision drawing task and fMRI to investigate 8 adult human amputees with chronic (mean 33 years) unilateral dominant (right) hand absence, and right-handed matched controls (8 for fMRI, 19 for behavior). (jneurosci.org)
  • Ferreira is believed to be one of the nation's first double amputees to serve as a fully active police officer, said Suffolk Assistant Commissioner Justin Meyers, a department spokesman. (newsday.com)
  • A Chinese climber who lost both legs to frostbite on Everest is to tackle the mountain again after Nepal revoked a controversial ban on double amputees scaling the world's highest peak. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • For amputees , key nerves that once controlled the hand still remain in the stump of the missing limb. (cbsnews.com)
  • An amputee feels rough or smooth textures in real-time - in his phantom hand - using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in the arm. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • An amputee was able to feel smoothness and roughness in real-time with an artificial fingertip that was surgically connected to nerves in his upper arm. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • Moreover, the nerves of non-amputees can also be stimulated to feel roughness, without the need of surgery, meaning that prosthetic touch for amputees can now be developed and safely tested on intact individuals. (beforeitsnews.com)
  • The researchers implanted four tiny electrodes into the residual nerves in the amputees' thighs. (technologyreview.com)
  • Here's a video of an amputee wearing a prosthetic hand with a sensor on the forefinger, while blindfolded and wearing headphones that block any hearing, pulling stems off of cherries. (medgadget.com)
  • PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands. (yahoo.com)
  • And Koger is the first double amputee in the world to receive one of the most innovative products on the market: bionic hands that are, in part, controlled by an iPhone app. (kdvr.com)
  • SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ( KSTU ) - The Bionic Engineering Lab at the University of Utah is working with a prototype bionic leg that they hope will improve the lives of amputees around the world. (fox40.com)
  • The team working on this says the bionic leg will help improve the lives of amputees by letting them walk faster and for longer than they can on the current prosthetic leg. (fox40.com)
  • Bionic engineering graduate student Sarah Hood says amputees testing the leg needed to start from square one because it's not the same as their manual prosthetic leg. (fox40.com)
  • Regarding the application of Rule 14-1b, where a Committee has determined that an amputee golfer is unable to hold and swing his clubs without anchoring because of his limb loss, the golfer is permitted to make a stroke while anchoring the club. (usga.org)
  • These results add to our understanding of how phantom sensations are produced by the brain, which can contribute to future research on alleviating phantom pain in amputees. (scienceblog.com)
  • Understanding how brain areas are organized and functionally connected in amputees will enable the investigators to relate brain connectivity patterns in the amputees to clinical measurements of their motor function (walking, balance) and phantom limb sensations. (dana.org)
  • To determine whether neural sensory feedback restoration addresses these issues, we conducted a study with two transfemoral amputees, implanted with four intraneural stimulation electrodes 7 in the remaining tibial nerve (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT03350061). (nature.com)
  • Because implanting them is a lower risk and less invasive procedure, peripheral interfaces offer greater potential than penetrating cortical electrodes for near-term treatment of amputees. (kurzweilai.net)
  • Now, researchers led by ETH Zurich want to restore sensory feedback for leg amputees, too. (engadget.com)
  • There have been several tests of prosthetic sensory feedback systems in both humans and rats , but this is the first to demonstrate this sort of feedback restoration in above-knee amputees in real time. (technologyreview.com)
  • Our approach demonstrates selectivity and stability can be achieved through an extraneural interface, which can provide sensory feedback to amputees. (nih.gov)
  • Lin synthesized this knowledge in a series of (really awesome) sketches, working to incorporate his research along with other identified problems amputee climbers face like strength loss, passive articulation, and a lack of sensory feedback and grip. (core77.com)
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital's amputee support group arranged for Deven to receive many gifts that carry the name of his favorite team, the NY Giants. (courant.com)
  • That's the novel aspect to this study, seeing that chronic, long-term amputees can learn to control a robotic limb," said Nicho Hatsopoulos, PhD, professor of organismal biology and anatomy at UChicago and senior author of the study. (innovations-report.com)
  • In the experiments proposed here, we will adopt a network-level perspective in characterizing cortical reorganization in transtibial amputees. (dana.org)
  • Relative to controls, amputees also showed increased activity within the former cortical sensorimotor hand territory in the left (ipsilateral) hemisphere. (jneurosci.org)
  • Yet the artificial legs and feet that will be worn by the at least 15 amputee victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, and have been worn by countless veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, have to come from somewhere. (unionleader.com)
  • War wounds from Iraq and Afghanistan and the recent bombing at the Boston Marathon have highlighted the challenges that amputee patients face to recover. (twincities.com)
  • Lin also discovered that rock climbing was the first choice of physically demanding sports for veteran amputees looking to maintain an active lifestyle after returning from Afghanistan or Iraq. (core77.com)
  • I realized from the demographic of amputee patients that quite a few of them are wounded soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan, and many of them suffer from physical and psychological trauma," Lin says. (core77.com)
  • Koger, who received his free in exchange for testing them and providing feedback, met Friday in Philadelphia with other amputees interested in the new technology. (yahoo.com)
  • Nothing is perfect, but I feel like I can be a more active participant in everyday life with these hands," said Koger, who now spends his time reaching out to new amputees about keeping a positive outlook on their situation. (kdvr.com)
  • While the hospital has held other amputee workshops, this is the first time this particular program has been offered, according to Lexi Sammartino, Gaylord's specialist for patients with amputations. (wtnh.com)
  • The Golf Clinic for Orthotic Patients & Amputees was the fourth to be held at the New Port Richey golf club. (tbo.com)
  • Balance is the biggest issue for new amputees, Hudson said, so experienced golfers were matched with 20 or so patients to help them. (tbo.com)
  • Hierachical differences in RMI grades were identified in amputees compared with neurologically impaired patients for which the RMI was developed. (biomedsearch.com)
  • But Sensation is different - and can improve the well-being of amputees, a new study of the device found. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • This 'phantom' sensation often manifests as unpleasant or painful, and has been estimated to occur in up to 80 percent of amputees, and therefore poses a significant medical problem," she said. (drugs.com)
  • Search Results: "Amputees--1860-1870. (loc.gov)
  • We will employ multiple network discovery approaches, including causal interventions that pair transcranial magnetic stimulation with fMRI (in simultaneous TMS-fMRI experiments), to characterize sensorimotor networks in amputees and control subjects. (dana.org)
  • Frey's study, "Compensatory changes accompanying chronic forced use of the nondominant hand by unilateral amputees," was published in the Journal of Neuroscience , and was funded by a Department of Defense grant. (eurekalert.org)
  • A 28-year-old Marine veteran who lost both legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device graduated from the Suffolk County Police Department Academy Friday, and officials say he's believed to be the first fully active duty double amputee cop in the nation. (nbcchicago.com)
  • Susan Smith is a retired nurse, mother and grandmother, the widow of a Navy veteran - and a double amputee. (newhampshire.com)
  • For amputee golfers (which term for the purposes of these Modifications includes golfers with limb deficiencies) there are questions over status of prosthetic devices ( Rule 14-3 ) and the application of the prohibition against anchoring the club ( Rule 14-1b ). (usga.org)
  • Golfers from all over the country arrived to play in the 57th Southern Regional Amputee Golf Championship. (tbo.com)
  • Having a naturalistic sensory device at home for daily tasks provides amputees with a greater sense of personal well-being and connection to those they love. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • The experiment was the first time an amputee could feel a range of benign physical pressures through a prosthetic device - and the first time any has felt pain. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Investigators will use a novel combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to study how the functional connections between brain regions change in amputees who have lost a lower leg. (dana.org)
  • There are nearly 2 million amputees in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many suffer from chronic pain. (utdallas.edu)
  • Amputee football is an disabled sport played with seven players on each team (six outfield players and one goalkeeper). (wikipedia.org)
  • Capt. Greg Gibson, an Army nurse with Robinson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, said in his experience treating amputees, attitude and will are critical to recovery. (twincities.com)
  • Currently, 24 men are part of a team of amputees who joined together to prove that they can be athletes and contributing members of society. (archbalt.org)
  • While men and women with BIID occasionally report that they feel sexually aroused at the thought of becoming an amputee, it's usually only a secondary reason, if at all, for the desire to remove an otherwise healthy body part, after the much more strong notion that the limb does not belong to their body. (todayifoundout.com)
  • Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs Have a need for adaptive equipment to ride to compensate for a disability or loss of limb or function? (bikeforums.net)
  • The researchers hope that the results of their study will offer insight into future research on phantom pain in amputees. (scienceblog.com)
  • The Bath researchers are currently trialling this approach with an amputee volunteer John Roberts. (news-medical.net)
  • With more testing, the researchers hope they might be able to bring these technologies to more amputees and make both available outside of the lab. (engadget.com)
  • In the new approach, researchers created a virtual world onscreen that shows a representation of the amputee, a 72-year-old man who lost his right arm below the elbow in 1965 in a traumatic injury. (drugs.com)
  • A recent behavioral study of NDH writing by DH amputees found pronounced variability across individuals and tasks ( Yancosek and Mullineaux, 2011 ). (jneurosci.org)