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Scientific articles

Physiotherapy

Complications
Guidelines
Physical Activity
Diabetes
Limb Volume
Wounds
Posture / Balance / Gait
Standardised evaluations
Quality of life
Phantom pain / Phantom sensation
Others


Complications
 
Harris AM, Althausen PL, Kellam J, Bosse MJ, Castillo R, and The Lower Extremity
Assessment Project (LEAP) Study Group. Complications Following Limb-Threatening Lower Extremity Trauma J Orthop Trauma 23:1–6; 2009.

Ahmad A, Prosthetic problems of transtibial amputee, JPMI 23-02; 153-158, 2009.
 
Guidelines
 
Department of Health, Western Australia. Amputee Services & Rehabilitation Model of Care. Perth: Aged Care Network, Department of Health, Western Australian; 2008.

VT Sacha, Geertzen J, Hemminga T, Postema K, Lettinga A . Reconsidering evidence-based practice in prosthetic rehabilitation: a shared enterprise. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Volume 37, Number 3 (June 2013), pp. 203-211
 
Physical Activity
 
Visser JMA, McCarthy I, Marks L and Davis RC. Is hip muscle strength the key to walking as a bilateral amputee, whatever the level of the amputations? Prosthet Orthot Int 35: 451, 2011.
 
Highsmith J, Kahle JT, Lewandowski AL, Kim SH, Mengelkoch LJ. A Method for Training Step-Over-Step Stair Descent Gait With Stance Yielding Prosthetic Knees: A Technical Note. J Prosthet Orthot.;24:10 –15. 2012.

Hobara H, Kobayashi Y, Tominaga S, Nakamura T, Yamasaki N, Ogata T. Factors affecting stair-ascent patterns in unilateral transfemoral amputees. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Volume 37, Number 3 (June 2013), pp. 222-226
 
Pepper M. and Willick S. Maximizing physical activity in athletes with amputations. Curr. Sports Med. Rep., Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 339Y344, 2009.
 
Strike SC, Wickett O, Schoeman M and Diss CE, Mechanisms to absorb load in amputee running, Prosthet Orthot Int 36: 318, 2012.
 
Deans S, Burns D, McGarry A, Murray K and Mutrie N. Motivations and barriers to prosthesis users participation in physical activity, exercise and sport: a review of the literature, Prosthet Orthot Int 36: 260, 2012.
 
Bragaru M, Dekker R and Geertzen JHB, Sport prostheses and prosthetic adaptations for the upper and lower limb amputees: an overview of peer reviewed literature, Prosthet Orthot Int 36: 290, 2012.
 
Diabetes
 
Rucker JL, McDowd JM and Kluding PM, Executive Function and Type 2 Diabetes: Putting the Pieces Together, PHYS THER.; 92:454-462, 2012.
 
Heitzman, J. Foot Care for Patients With Diabetes, Topics in Geriatric RehabilitationVol. 26, No. 3, pp. 250–263, 2010.
 
Feldman-Billard S, Guérin E. Le miroir grossissant pour l’autosurveillance podologique du patient diabétique, Soins 771, 2012.
 
Akbari M, Jafari H, Moshashaee A, Forugh B. Do diabetic neuropathy patients benefit from balance training? J Rehabil Res Dev. ;49(2):333–38, 2012.
 
Limb Volume 
 
Sanders JE, Harrison DS, Cagle JC, Myers TR, Ciol MA and Allyn KJ. Post-doffing residual limb fluid volume change in people with trans-tibial amputation, Prosthet Orthot Int  36: 443. 2012
 
Bouch E, Burns K, Geer E, Fuller M and Rose A,  Guidance for the multi disciplinary team on the management of post-operative residuum oedema in lower limb amputees. BACPAR, University of Bradford, 13/12/2012.
 
Sanders JE, Harrison DS, Allyn KJ, Myers TR, Ciol MA, Tsai EC. How do sock ply changes affect residual-limb fluid volume in people with transtibial amputation? J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(2):241–56.
 
Sanders JE, Fatone S. Residual limb volume change: Systematic review of measurement and management. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(8):949–86.
 
Wounds

VanRoss ER, Johnson S, Abbott CA. Effects of early mobilization on unhealed dysvascular transtibial amputation stumps: a clinical trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2009; 90:610-7.

Posture / Balance / Gait

Rusaw D, Hagberg K, Nolan L, Ramstrand N. Can vibratory feedback be used to improve postural stability in persons with transtibial limb loss? J Rehabil Res Dev.;49(8):1239–54. 2012.
Miller WC and Deathe AB, The influence of balance confidence on social activity after discharge from prosthetic rehabilitation for first lower limb amputation, Prosthet Orthot Int 35: 379, 2011.

Kavounoudias A, Tremblay C, Gravel D, Iancu A, Forge R. Bilateral Changes in Somatosensory Sensibility After Unilateral Below-Knee Amputation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil; 86: 633-40, 2005.

Craig D. Tokuno, David J.Sanderson, J. Timothy Inglis, and Romeo Chua. Postural and movement adaptations by individuals with a unilateral below-knee amputation during gait initiation. Gait & Posture, 18: 158-169, 2003.

Gauthier-Gagnon, C., Gravel D., St-Amand H., Murie C., Goyette M. : Changes in ground reaction forces during prosthetic training of people with transfemoral amputation. J. Prosthet Orthot. 12: 72-76, 2000.

Standardised evaluations

Jayakaran P, Johnson GM and Sullivan SJ. Concurrent validity of the Sensory Organization Test measures in unilateral transtibial amputees. Prosthet Orthot Int  37: 65, 2013.
 
Houdijk H, van Ooijen MW, Kraal JJ, Wiggerts HO, Polomski W, Janssen TWJ and Roerdink M. Assessing Gait Adaptability in People With a Unilateral Amputation on an Instrumented Treadmill With a Projected Visual Context. PHYS THER.; 92:1452-1460, 2012.
 
Padgett PK, Jacobs JV and Kasser SL. Is the BESTest at Its Best? A Suggested Brief Version Based on Interrater Reliability, Validity, Internal Consistency, and Theoretical Construct. PHYS THER.; 92:1197-1207, 2012.
 
Gremeaux V, Damak S, Troisgros O, Feki A, Laroche D, Perennou D, Benaim C and Casillas JM. Selecting a test for the clinical assessment of balance and walking capacity at the definitive fitting state after unilateral amputation: a comparative study. Prosthet Orthot Int 36: 415, 2012.
 
Deathe AB, Miller WC. The L Test of Functional Mobility: measurement properties of a modified version of the Timed “Up & Go” Test designed for people with lower-limb amputations. Phys Ther.;85:626–635, 2005.

Gauthier-Gagnon, C., Grisé, M.-C. : Prosthetic Profile of the Amputee Questionnaire : Validity and Reliability. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 75: 1309-1314, 1994.

Gauthier-Gagnon, C., Grisé, M.-C., Lepage, Y. : The Locomotor Capabilities Index: Content validity. Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement 2 (4) : 40-46, 1998.

Gauthier-Gagnon, C., Grisé, M-C. : Tools to measure outcome of people with a lower limb amputation : Update on the PPA and LCI. Amer Acad Orthot Prosthet 6 proceedings, 2006.

Vincent C, Demers É, Moffet H, Corriveau H, Nadeau S, Mercier C and RQRV group 2006-2008. Use of an Innovative Model to Evaluate Mobility in Seniors with Lower-Limb Amputations of Vascular Origin: A Pilot Study. BMC Geriatrics, BMC Geriatr. 10:68, 2010.

Quality of life

Akarsu S, Tekin L, Safaz I, Göktepe AS and Yazicioglu K. Quality of life and functionality after lower limb amputations: comparison between uni- vs. Bilateral amputee patients, Prosthet Orthot Int  37: 9, 2013.
 
Grisé, M.-C., Gauthier-Gagnon, C., Martineau, G.G: Prosthetic Profile of People with a Lower Extremity Amputation : Conception and Design of a Follow-up Questionnaire. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 74: 862-870, 1993.

Gauthier-Gagnon, C., Grisé, M.-C., Potvin, D. : Enabling Factors Related to Prosthetic Use by People With Transtibial and Transfemoral Amputation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 80: 706-713, 1999.

Zidarov D, Swaine B, Gauthier C. Quality of life of lower limb amputees during rehabilitation and at 3 months follow up. Arch Phys Med Rehabil vol 90, issue 4, 634-645, 2009

Zidarov D, Swaine B, Gauthier C. Life habits and prosthetic profile of persons with lower limb amputation during rehabilitation and at 3 month follow-up. Arch Phys Med Rehabil vol 90 issue 11, 1953-1959, 2009.

Couture, M., Desrosiers, J., & Caron, C. D. Cognitive appraisal and perceived benefits of dysvascular lower limb amputation: a longitudinal study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 52(1), 5-11, 2011.

Couture, M., Caron, C. D., & Desrosiers, J. Leisure activities following a lower limb amputation. Disability & Rehabilitation, 32(1), 57-64, 2010.

Gauthier-Gagnon, C., Grisé, M.-C., Potvin, D. : Predisposing Factors Related to Prosthetic Use by People with a Transtibial and Transfemoral Amputation. J Prosthet Orthot 10 (4): 99-109, 1998.

Phantom pain / Phantom sensation

Weeks SR, Anderson-Barnes VC, and.Tsao JW. Phantom Limb Pain Theories and Therapies, The Neurologist • Volume 16, Number 5, September 2010.
 
Mercier C, Reilly KT, Vargas CD, Aballea A, Sirigu A. Mapping phantom movement representations in the motor cortex of amputees. Brain; 129: 2202-10, 2006.

Reilly KT, Mercier C, Schieber MH, Sirigu A. Persistent hand motor commands in the amputees’ brain. Brain 129; 2211-23, 2006.

Gagné M, Reilly KT, Hétu S, Mercier C*. Motor control over the phantom limb in above-elbow amputees and its relationship with phantom limb pain. Neuroscience;162: 78-86, 2009.

Beaumont G, Mercier C, Michon PE, Malouin F, Jackson PL. Improving the Mental Representation of Action through Observation and Imagery to Decrease Phantom Limb Pain. Pain Med. 12: 289-299, 2011.

Mercier C, Léonard G. Interactions between pain and the motor cortex: Insights from research on phantom limb pain and complex regional pain syndrome. Physiother Can. 63(3): 305–314, 2011.

Mercier C. Interactions between motor imagery and pain - comment on Raffin et al. 2011. Cortex, doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2011.

Beaumont G, Mercier C, Michon PE, Malouin F, Jackson PL. Decreasing Phantom Limb Pain Through Observation of Action and Imagery: A Case Series. Pain Medicine vol 2 issue 12, 289–299, 2011.

Bouffard J, Vincent C, Bouliane E, Lajoie S, Mercier C*. Interactions between the phantom limb sensations, prosthesis use and rehabilitation as seen by amputees and health professionals. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics (accepted subject to minor revisions).

Mercier, C.*, Sirigu, S. Training with virtual visual feedback to alleviate phantom limb pain. J Neurorehabil Neural Repair 23: 587-94, 2009.

Others

Malouin F, Richards CL, Durand A, Descent M, Poiré D, Frémont P, Pelet S, Gresset J, Doyon J. Effects of practice, visual loss, limb amputation, and disuse on motor imagery vividness. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 23(5): 449-63. Epub. 2009.

Gagné M, Hétu S, Reilly KT, Mercier C*. The map is not the territory: motor system reorganisation in upper limb amputees. Hum Brain Mapp. 32: 509-19, 2011.

Hétu S, Gagné M, Reilly KT, Mercier C*. Reliability of transcranial magnetic stimulation motor maps in upper limb amputees. J Clin Neurosci. 18: 728-30, 2011.

Vargas CD, Aballea A, Rodrigues EC, Reilly KT, Mercier C, Pettruzzo P, Dubernard JM, Sirigu A. Re-Emergence of Hand Muscle Representations in Human Motor Cortex after Hand Allograft. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A;106: 7, 197-202, 2009.