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CEU’S & Category

How technology impacts on the therapeutic relationship


6 Ethics

Medical Cannabis


3 General

Abstracts of studies related to new developments in prosthetics:

  • Factors associated with interest in novel prosthetic interfaces
  • Pattern recognition control of powered prosthetic arms by novice and experienced users – a preliminary study
  • Factor analysis of upper-limb prosthetic acceptance from retrospective prosthetic clinician survey
  • Comparison of voluntary open and closing terminal devices using the box and blocks test
  • Use of the Southampton hand-assessment procedure in conjunction with motion analysis in evaluating externally powered partial-hand prostheses
  • Technical, clinical, and functional considerations for the development of 3D-printed upper-limb prostheses
  • Older individuals with congenital upper-limb difference and secondary conditions: a needs assessment
  • Impact of wrist control on pattern recognition grip selection for individuals with a transracial amputation
  • Comprehensive prosthetic rehabilitation for complex, high-level upper-limb amputation cases


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Prosthetic: Outcome studies:

  • A narrowing beam walking test differentiates lower-limb prosthesis users with and without a history of falls with greater accuracy than other clinical tests
  • Relationship between residual-limb pain intensity and mobility in adults with lower-limb amputations
  • Differences in outcome measures between patients with lower-limb amputations classified as k2 versus k3
  • Improved control of a virtual prosthesis using a pattern recognition algorithm and an interactive training environment in a transhumeral amputee demonstrating local reinnervation
  • Does asking a prosthesis user about best, worst or average socket comfort provide a more stable assessment of socket fit than current comfort?
  • Multi taxial in-socket movement and its relationship to fit
  • Mechanical testing of textured prosthetic sockets provides insight on improving suspension
  • The comprehensive lower-limb amputee socket survey (CLASS): A self-report measure of stability, suspension, comfort and appearance

OR2(19) Part 1

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Prosthetic: Outcome studies:

  • Cleaning-Coating Technology Reduces Bacterial by-products on liners
  • The role of exercise testing in prosthetic rehabilitation: A systematic Literature review and Clinical practice guideline
  • Incremental socket size adjustments during ambulation: Effects on residual-Limb fluid volume
  • Volume changes of adjustable sockets
  • Transtibial prosthetic socket surface strain with ISO-10328 loading
  • Evaluating participation in 235 veterans with amputation
  • Lower-limb prosthetics outcome measures: A retrospective chart review

OR2(19) Part 2

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Prosthetic: Outcome studies:

  • Outcome measure results: Influence of upper-limb prosthetic and therapeutic interventions
  • On the use of Health Economic instruments to evaluate prosthetic services
  • Insurance denials for prosthetic devices: Results from a national survey of people with limb loss
  • Osseointergrated implants in patients with diabetes mellitus: A case series of ten patients
  • The safety and complications of osseointegrated implants for transfemoral amputees
  • Transcutaneous endo-prosthetic reconstruction of wheelchair bound transfemoral amputee

OR2(19) Part 3

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Orthotics: Spine

  • Concurrent validity of 3D skin level spinal alignment parametres for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Ability of Pygmalion effect to reduce non-compliance and improve orthotic outcomes in patients with adolescents idiopathic scoliosis
  • To use or not to use a thermal sensor in my brace: Comparative thoughts from patients and parents
  • Impact of a flexion orthosis on clinical parameters in patients with neurogenic claudication: A prospective randomized trial


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Orthotics and Prosthetics: Outcome studies:

  • The rockers of gait: a need for debate?
  • Developing a competence-based P&O core curriculum: A Delphi study
  • Entrustment trends in orthotics and prosthetics clinical residency: A preliminary report
  • The Baylor College of Medicine residency model: Description, Reflection, and progress
  • Experience integrating outcome measures in routine O & P practice
  • Comprehensive solutions for people with Charcot-Marie -Tooth


3 General
Orthotics: Outcome studies:

  • Functional bracing for treatment of pediatric diaphysis femoral fractures: an alternative to spica casting?
  • Outcomes associated with the intrepid dynamics exoskeletal orthosis (IDEO): A systematic review of literature
  • A clinical test to help identify design characteristics for an ankle foot orthosis for hemiplegia
  • Maximizing leverage and stiffness influences biomechanical motion control performance of AFOs
  • Plantar pressure changes with use of a custom dynamic ankle-foot orthosis
  • Heel wedge design influences smoothness of gait with intrepid dynamic exoskeletal orthosis: A case series
  • The effect of gait and balance control while walking with chariot restraint orthotic walker (CROW) in a healthy normal adult” A single subject experimental study
  • Foot orthotics fit and comfort comparison: Additive manufacturing or milling
  • Evaluating the effectivene4ss of upper-limb orthoses in adults with rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review


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30 CEU’s