Research
Research with people with limb amputation is on-going in Québec

Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

Malouin F, Richards CL.  Mental Practice for Relearning Locomotor Skills.  Physical Therapy  90: 240-251, 2010.

Malouin F, Richards CL, Durand A, Descent M, Poiré D, Frémont P, Pelet S, Gresset J, Doyen J, Effects of Practice, Visual Loss, Limb Amputation, and Disuse on Motor Imagery Vividness.  Neurorehabil Neural Repair  vol. 23 no. 5, 449-463, 2009.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.      

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.