braces

Summary

Summary: Orthopedic appliances used to support, align, or hold parts of the body in correct position. (Dorland, 28th ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi The biomechanical effectiveness of the Boston brace in the management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    A P Chase
    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, Oxford, England
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 14:636-42. 1989
  2. ncbi Braces for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents
    Stefano Negrini
    ISICO Italian Scientific Spine Institute, Milan, Italy
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1285-93. 2010
  3. pmc Management of ankle sprains: a randomised controlled trial of the treatment of inversion injuries using an elastic support bandage or an Aircast ankle brace
    S H Boyce
    A and E Department, Glasgow Victoria Infirmary, 33 Mansionhouse Gardens, Langside, Glasgow G41 3DP, Scotland, UK
    Br J Sports Med 39:91-6. 2005
  4. pmc Functional treatment of closed humeral shaft fractures
    J A K Toivanen
    Division of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Department of Surgery, Tampere University Hospital, PO Box 2000, 33521 Tampere, Finland
    Int Orthop 29:10-3. 2005
  5. ncbi Study on three-dimensional kinematics and electromyography of ACL deficient knee participants wearing a functional knee brace during running
    Daniel Théoret
    School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 14:555-63. 2006
  6. ncbi Early clubfoot recurrence after use of the Ponseti method in a New Zealand population
    Geoffrey F Haft
    Starship Children s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:487-93. 2007
  7. doi Biomechanical action of a corrective brace on thoracic idiopathic scoliosis: Cheneau 2000 orthosis
    Tomasz Kotwicki
    Department of Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 3:146-53. 2008
  8. ncbi Radical reduction in the rate of extensive corrective surgery for clubfoot using the Ponseti method
    Jose A Morcuende
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Pediatrics 113:376-80. 2004
  9. ncbi Outcome after closed functional treatment of humeral shaft fractures
    Radford Ekholm
    Department of Orthopedics, Karolinska Institutet at Stockholm Soder Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Orthop Trauma 20:591-6. 2006
  10. ncbi Extra-articular distal-third diaphyseal fractures of the humerus. A comparison of functional bracing and plate fixation
    Andrew Jawa
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Center, Suite 2100, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:2343-7. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Smart Knee Brace
    Katherine Rudolph; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Sleep and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
    MARY ANN WOO; Fiscal Year: 2010
  3. Sleep and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
    Mary Woo; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. Memory, Thiamine Levels, and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
    Mary Woo; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. Memory, Thiamine Levels, and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
    MARY ANN WOO; Fiscal Year: 2010
  6. LOGIC-CONTROLLED ELECTROMECHANICAL FREE-KNEE BRACE
    Kenton Kaufman; Fiscal Year: 1993
  7. LOGIC-CONTROLLED ELECTROMECHANICAL FREE-KNEE BRACE
    Kenton Kaufman; Fiscal Year: 1992
  8. Robotic Orthoses for Gait Rehabilitation
    DANIEL FERRIS; Fiscal Year: 2009
  9. Bracing & high tibial osteotomy: neuromuscular function
    Scott Lephart; Fiscal Year: 2000
  10. Smart Knee Brace
    Katherine Rudolph; Fiscal Year: 2004

Detail Information

Publications241 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi The biomechanical effectiveness of the Boston brace in the management of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    A P Chase
    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, Oxford, England
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 14:636-42. 1989
    ..In addition to biomechanical parameters, factors relating to the nature of the individual curve were important in determining the overall effectiveness of the Boston brace system...
  2. ncbi Braces for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents
    Stefano Negrini
    ISICO Italian Scientific Spine Institute, Milan, Italy
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1285-93. 2010
    ..Cochrane systematic review...
  3. pmc Management of ankle sprains: a randomised controlled trial of the treatment of inversion injuries using an elastic support bandage or an Aircast ankle brace
    S H Boyce
    A and E Department, Glasgow Victoria Infirmary, 33 Mansionhouse Gardens, Langside, Glasgow G41 3DP, Scotland, UK
    Br J Sports Med 39:91-6. 2005
    ..Lateral ligament ankle sprains are the single most common sports injury...
  4. pmc Functional treatment of closed humeral shaft fractures
    J A K Toivanen
    Division of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Department of Surgery, Tampere University Hospital, PO Box 2000, 33521 Tampere, Finland
    Int Orthop 29:10-3. 2005
    ..Logistic regression analysis revealed the only predictive factor in respect to successful brace treatment was fracture location. No significant difference was found in respect to healing between different AO-type fractures...
  5. ncbi Study on three-dimensional kinematics and electromyography of ACL deficient knee participants wearing a functional knee brace during running
    Daniel Théoret
    School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 14:555-63. 2006
    ..The adaptations to bracing found in this preliminary study further support the potential mechanical and proprioceptive contributions of the functional knee brace to protect the ACLD knee...
  6. ncbi Early clubfoot recurrence after use of the Ponseti method in a New Zealand population
    Geoffrey F Haft
    Starship Children s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:487-93. 2007
    ....
  7. doi Biomechanical action of a corrective brace on thoracic idiopathic scoliosis: Cheneau 2000 orthosis
    Tomasz Kotwicki
    Department of Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
    Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 3:146-53. 2008
    ..To provide a detailed description of the mechanisms responsible for the corrective effect of the rigid brace Cheneau 2000...
  8. ncbi Radical reduction in the rate of extensive corrective surgery for clubfoot using the Ponseti method
    Jose A Morcuende
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Pediatrics 113:376-80. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Ponseti method in reducing extensive corrective surgery rates for congenital idiopathic clubfoot...
  9. ncbi Outcome after closed functional treatment of humeral shaft fractures
    Radford Ekholm
    Department of Orthopedics, Karolinska Institutet at Stockholm Soder Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Orthop Trauma 20:591-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome after an isolated humeral shaft fracture treated primarily nonoperatively with a fracture brace...
  10. ncbi Extra-articular distal-third diaphyseal fractures of the humerus. A comparison of functional bracing and plate fixation
    Andrew Jawa
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey Center, Suite 2100, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:2343-7. 2006
    ..There are strong advocates for both operative and nonoperative treatment of distal-third diaphyseal fractures of the humerus, but there are few comparative data. We performed a retrospective comparison of these two treatment methods...
  11. ncbi Shoulder impairment following treatment of diaphysial fractures of humerus by functional brace
    Nahum Rosenberg
    Orthopaedics A Department, Rambam Medical Center and The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 126:437-40. 2006
    ....
  12. pmc Prophylactic ankle braces and star excursion balance measures in healthy volunteers
    Lisa Hardy
    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
    J Athl Train 43:347-51. 2008
    The effects of prophylactic ankle braces on lower extremity functional performance in healthy participants have not been studied extensively.
  13. ncbi The potential role of prophylactic/functional knee bracing in preventing knee ligament injury
    Neetu Rishiraj
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Sports Med 39:937-60. 2009
    ..Knee braces have been available for the last 30 years and have been used to assist individuals with ACL-deficient and ACL-..
  14. pmc Polish adaptation of Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire-Brace and Bad Sobernheim Stress Questionnaire-Deformity
    Ewa Misterska
    Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, ul 26 Czerwca 1956 135 147, 61 545, Poznan, Poland
    Eur Spine J 18:1911-9. 2009
    ..Following the process of adaptation, the authors obtained a tool that is instrumental in clinical evaluations and complies with methodological criteria...
  15. ncbi Idiopathic scoliosis and quality of life
    Klaus Freidel
    University Bremen, Klinische Psychologie, Grazer Str 2 8, D 28359 Bremen
    Stud Health Technol Inform 88:24-9. 2002
    ....
  16. ncbi Prolonged treatment with the Pavlik harness in infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip
    J A van der Sluijs
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 91:1090-3. 2009
    ..The use of the Pavlik harness in type-IV hips in this age group is questionable, but if used, prolonged bracing is not advised...
  17. ncbi Effect of bracing on the quality of life of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis
    Obinwanne F Ugwonali
    New York Orthopaedic Hospital, New York Presbyterian Medical Center, 622 W 168th Street, PH11 Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Spine J 4:254-60. 2004
    ..Furthermore, little work has focused on the effect of formal bracing on the health-related quality of life (QOL) of affected adolescents...
  18. doi The effect of prophylactic knee bracing on performance: balance, proprioception, coordination, and muscular power
    Gul Baltaci
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, 06100, Ankara, Turkey
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 19:1722-8. 2011
    Prophylactic knee braces are largely used in the prevention of ligament injuries, but their effectiveness on performance are still controversial...
  19. doi Immobilization in external rotation after primary shoulder dislocation did not reduce the risk of recurrence: a randomized controlled trial
    Sigurd Liavaag
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sørlandet Hospital, Service Box 605, 4809 Arendal, Norway
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 93:897-904. 2011
    ..The aim of the present clinical trial was to compare immobilization in internal and external rotation after anterior shoulder dislocation...
  20. ncbi A case of bilateral brachial plexus palsy due to shoulder braces
    Christopher D Kent
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Washington Medical Center, PO Box 356540, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Clin Anesth 19:482-4. 2007
    ..Failure to recognize the significance of a decrease in pulses in the upper extremities, with resulting lack of remedial action, may have been a major factor leading to patient injury...
  21. pmc The effect of lace-up ankle braces on injury rates in high school basketball players
    Timothy A McGuine
    UW Health Sports Medicine Center, Madison, WI 53711, USA
    Am J Sports Med 39:1840-8. 2011
    Ankle injuries are the most common injury in basketball players. However, no prospective studies have been performed to determine if wearing lace-up ankle braces will reduce the incidence of ankle injuries in high school athletes.
  22. ncbi An evaluation of shoulder external rotation braces
    Lawrence G Sullivan
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan Hospitals and Clinics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Arthroscopy 23:129-34. 2007
    The purpose of the present study was to evaluate 4 commercially available shoulder external rotation braces to determine their ability to achieve and maintain shoulder external rotation...
  23. ncbi Treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the humerus using a functional brace
    Marijn Rutgers
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Unit, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 20:597-601. 2006
    ..To determine humeral diaphyseal fractures at risk for nonunion with functional brace treatment...
  24. pmc Medial knee osteoarthritis treated by insoles or braces: a randomized trial
    Tom M van Raaij
    Department of Orthopaedics, HS 105, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:1926-32. 2010
    There is controversial evidence regarding whether foot orthoses or knee braces improve pain and function or correct malalignment in selected patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the medial knee compartment...
  25. doi A systematic review on the treatment of acute ankle sprain: brace versus other functional treatment types
    Ellen Kemler
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Rehabilitation, Nursing Science and Sport, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 41:185-97. 2011
    ..The purpose of this review is to evaluate the effectiveness of ankle braces as a treatment for acute ankle sprains compared with other types of functional treatments such as ankle tape and ..
  26. pmc A randomised controlled trial on the effectiveness of bracing patients with idiopathic scoliosis: failure to include patients and lessons to be learnt
    Eveline M Bunge
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 19:747-53. 2010
    ....
  27. ncbi Effect of a functional knee brace on knee flexion and extension strength after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    Trevor B Birmingham
    School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:1472-5. 2002
    ....
  28. ncbi Influence of external ankle support on lower extremity joint mechanics during drop landings
    Mitchell L Cordova
    Biodynamics Research Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, and Center for Biomedical Engineering Systems, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA
    J Sport Rehabil 19:136-48. 2010
    ..To investigate the effects of external ankle support (EAS) on lower extremity joint mechanics and vertical ground-reaction forces (VGRF) during drop landings...
  29. ncbi Evaluation of off-loading braces for treatment of unicompartmental knee arthrosis
    Douglas A Dennis
    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
    J Arthroplasty 21:2-8. 2006
    Two analyses were performed to assess the effectiveness of off-loading knee braces in producing condylar separation of degenerative compartments in patients with unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis...
  30. ncbi Developmental psychological aspects of scoliosis treatment
    Dagmar Reichel
    Psychology Department of the Asklepios Katharina Schroth Spinal Deformities Rehabilitation Center, Bad Sobernheim, Germany
    Pediatr Rehabil 6:221-5. 2003
    ..Here, within the setting of psychological group sessions and individual discussions, the possibility exists for preventing psychosocial impairment...
  31. ncbi Psychologic management of brace therapy for patients with idiopathic scoliosis
    Shunji Matsunaga
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kagoshima Graduate School of Medicine and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:547-50. 2005
    ..A trial of brace therapy modified by a measured personality pattern of patients with idiopathic scoliosis was performed...
  32. ncbi European braces widely used for conservative scoliosis treatment
    Theodoros B Grivas
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Scoliosis Clinic, Tzanio General Hospital of Piraeus NHS, Tzani and Afendouli str, 18536, Piraeus, Greece
    Stud Health Technol Inform 158:157-66. 2010
    A systematic examination of the braces commonly used in Europe lacks in literature. Therefore the objective of this report is the description of the European braces widely used...
  33. pmc Outcome in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis after brace treatment and surgery assessed by means of the Scoliosis Research Society Instrument 24
    Karen Petra Weigert
    Orthopedics Research Laboratory, Aarhus University Hospital, Building l A, Nørrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Eur Spine J 15:1108-17. 2006
    ..Improvement of appearance by means of surgical correction increases mean scores for post-treatment self-image and post-treatment satisfaction. Double-treatment by brace and surgery does not appear to jeopardize a good final outcome...
  34. ncbi Nighttime bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with the Charleston bending brace. Preliminary report
    C T Price
    Orlando Regional Medical Center, Florida
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 15:1294-9. 1990
    ..Based on these preliminary results, continued use of bending brace treatment at nighttime only is justified for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Patients with double curves should be observed closely for increase in compensatory curves...
  35. ncbi Ligamentous injuries of the cervical spine in unreliable blunt trauma patients: incidence, evaluation, and outcome
    W C Chiu
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Trauma 50:457-63; discussion 464. 2001
    ....
  36. ncbi Perceptions of body image, happiness and satisfaction in adolescents wearing a Boston brace for scoliosis treatment
    D S Sapountzi-Krepia
    Head of the Nursing, Public and Social Hygiene Sector of the Health Visiting Department, Technological Educational Institute TEI, Athens, Greece
    J Adv Nurs 35:683-90. 2001
    ..To explore the impact of bracing on the perceptions of body image, happiness and satisfaction of adolescents with scoliosis...
  37. ncbi The psychological impact of idiopathic scoliosis on the adolescent female. A preliminary multi-center study
    N Kahanovitz
    Back Service, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 14:483-5. 1989
    ..These findings underscore the need to consider the parent-child relationship when treating the adolescent patient...
  38. ncbi Childbearing, curve progression, and sexual function in women 22 years after treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a case-control study
    A J Danielsson
    Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg University, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:1449-56. 2001
    ....
  39. ncbi Early motion of the ankle after operative treatment of a rupture of the Achilles tendon. A prospective, randomized clinical and radiographic study
    H M Mortensen
    Department of Orthopaedics, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 81:983-90. 1999
    ..However, as far as we know, no controlled studies comparing these regimens with conventional immobilization in a cast have been reported...
  40. ncbi Functional bracing for rupture of the Achilles tendon. Clinical results and analysis of ground-reaction forces and temporal data
    G P McComis
    University of Rochester Medical Center and Ithaca College Department of Physical Therapy, New York 14623, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 79:1799-808. 1997
    ..The goals of treatment are to prevent the musculoskeletal changes that are associated with immobilization, to reduce the time needed for rehabilitation, and to facilitate an early return to work and to preinjury activities...
  41. ncbi [Treatment of congenital clubfoot with the Ponseti method]
    Süleyman Bora Göksan
    Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dali, Medicine Faculty of Istanbul University, 34390 Capa, Turkey
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 36:281-7. 2002
    ..This study aimed to present the author's early experience with the Ponseti technique in correcting clubfoot and to evaluate the need for aggressive surgery in the first year of life...
  42. ncbi Early weaning might reduce the psychological strain of Boston bracing: a study of 136 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at 3.5 years after termination of brace treatment
    Mikkel Ø Andersen
    Department of Orthopedics, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
    J Pediatr Orthop B 11:96-9. 2002
    ..It is important that the indications for the treatment are assured, and weaning should be initiated at the latest 3 years after menarche...
  43. ncbi The validity of clinical examination in adolescent spinal deformities
    C Grosso
    Fondazione Don Gnocchi, ONLUS, IRCCS, Milano Centro Scoliosi Vigevano Italy
    Stud Health Technol Inform 91:123-5. 2002
    ..retrospective study on the accuracy and reliability of two clinical tests for scoliosis in young patients...
  44. ncbi A prospective, randomized clinical investigation of the treatment of first-time ankle sprains
    Bruce D Beynnon
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0084, USA
    Am J Sports Med 34:1401-12. 2006
    ....
  45. ncbi A comparative study of TLSO, Charleston, and Milwaukee braces for idiopathic scoliosis
    A Howard
    Division of Orthopaedics, University of Ottawa, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:2404-11. 1998
    ..Forty-five thoracolumbosacral orthoses, 95 Charleston braces, and 35 Milwaukee braces were used...
  46. ncbi Flexion-distraction injury of the thoracolumbar spine
    Yong Jeng Liu
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 201, Taiwan, ROC
    Injury 34:920-3. 2003
    ..Surgical treatment of reduction and stabilisation with posterior instrumentation and fusion is suggested in patients with flexion-distraction injury of the thoracolumbar spine...
  47. ncbi The use of exercises in the treatment of scoliosis: an evidence-based critical review of the literature
    Martha C Hawes
    Department of Plant Pathology, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721, USA
    Pediatr Rehabil 6:171-82. 2003
    ....
  48. ncbi Rehabilitation of adolescent patients with scoliosis--what do we know? A review of the literature
    Hans Rudolf Weiss
    Asklepios Katharina Schroth Spinal Deformitites Rehabilitation Centre, Bad Sobernheim, Germany
    Pediatr Rehabil 6:183-94. 2003
    ..The positive outcomes of this practice validate a policy of offering conservative treatment as an alternative to scoliosis patients, including those for whom surgery is discussed...
  49. ncbi The effect of ankle braces on the prevention of dynamic forced ankle inversion
    Matthew L Ubell
    MedSport, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Sports Med 31:935-40. 2003
    Athletes often employ prophylactic braces to reduce the risk of ankle injuries.
  50. ncbi Evaluation of efficacy and 3D kinematic characteristics of cervical orthoses
    Songning Zhang
    Biomechanics Sports Medicine Laboratory, Department of Exercise, Sport and Leisure Studies, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 20:264-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to compare effectiveness of two new and two established cervical orthoses in restricting 3D range of motion in the cervical spine...
  51. ncbi The influence of brace on quality of life of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis
    Elias Vasiliadis
    Scoliosis Clinic, Orthopaedic Department, Thriasio General Hospital, Attica, Greece
    Stud Health Technol Inform 123:352-6. 2006
    ..Cobb angle and ATI significantly influenced school activity and social functioning respectively, but not general health perception, physical functioning, emotional functioning, vitality, bodily pain and self-esteem and aesthetics...
  52. ncbi [The efficacy of non-operative treatment of burst fractures of the thoracolumbar vertebrae]
    Levent Celebi
    Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 38:16-22. 2004
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of non-operative treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures...
  53. ncbi A comparison of knee braces during walking for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the medial compartment of the knee
    J D Richards
    Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 87:937-9. 2005
    ..Treatment with a simple brace showed only significant improvements in loading forces. Our findings suggest that although both braces improved confidence and function during gait, the valgus brace showed greater benefit.
  54. ncbi The use of knee braces, part 1: Prophylactic knee braces in contact sports
    Soheil Najibi
    Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 01013 John Pappajohn Pavilion, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 1088, USA
    Am J Sports Med 33:602-11. 2005
    Surrogate knee model biomechanical studies have indicated that off-the-shelf braces provide 20% to 30% greater resistance to a lateral blow when the knee is in full extension...
  55. ncbi Italian guidelines on rehabilitation treatment of adolescents with scoliosis or other spinal deformities
    S Negrini
    ISICO Istituto Scientifico Italiano, Colonna vertebrale, Milano, Italy
    Eura Medicophys 41:183-201. 2005
  56. pmc Health-related quality of life in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis after treatment: short-term effects after brace or surgical treatment
    Eveline M Bunge
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, P O Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 16:83-9. 2007
    ..We conclude that short-term differences in HRQoL after treatment in adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliosis are negligible and cannot support preference of one treatment above the other...
  57. ncbi Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: etiology, anatomy, natural history, and bracing
    Stefan Parent
    Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Children s Hospital at San Diego, California, USA
    Instr Course Lect 54:529-36. 2005
    ..Bracing results are directly related to compliance with brace treatment; therefore, optimal results cannot be achieved without the patient's cooperation and family support...
  58. ncbi The effectiveness of self-adjustable custom and off-the-shelf bracing in the treatment of varus gonarthrosis
    Louis Draganich
    Motion Analysis Laboratory, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:2645-52. 2006
    A recent development in valgus-producing knee braces has been the adjustable "unloader" brace...
  59. ncbi Brace treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee: a prospective randomized multi-centre trial
    R W Brouwer
    Department of Orthopedics, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 14:777-83. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of a brace intended to reduce load in patients with medial or lateral compartmental osteoarthritis (OA) and concurrent varus or valgus alignment, respectively...
  60. ncbi Footwear alterations and bracing as treatments for knee osteoarthritis
    Kelly Krohn
    Department of Clinical Research, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Curr Opin Rheumatol 17:653-6. 2005
    ..This review examines the use of foot orthoses and knee braces to change the biomechanical forces on the knee joint and to reduce pain and improve function in patients with ..
  61. ncbi [Prospective evaluation of braces as treatment in idiopathic scoliosis]
    V Bullmann
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie des Universitätsklinikums Münster
    Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb 142:403-9. 2004
    ..To prospectively evaluate the results of brace treatment in idiopathic scoliosis and to define risk factors of treatment failure...
  62. ncbi Standardization of criteria for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis brace studies: SRS Committee on Bracing and Nonoperative Management
    B Stephens Richards
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2068-75; discussion 2076-7. 2005
    ..Literature review...
  63. ncbi Braces and splints for musculoskeletal conditions
    Jocelyn R Gravlee
    Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, USA
    Am Fam Physician 75:342-8. 2007
    b>Braces and splints can be useful for acute injuries, chronic conditions, and the prevention of injury...
  64. ncbi Treatment of traumatic thoracolumbar spine fractures: a multicenter prospective randomized study of operative versus nonsurgical treatment
    Jan Siebenga
    Atrium Medisch Centrum Parkstad, Postbus 4446, 6401 CX Heerlen, The Netherlands
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2881-90. 2006
    ..Multicenter prospective randomized trial...
  65. pmc A mechanical theory for the effectiveness of bracing for medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee
    Dan K Ramsey
    Department of Exercise and Nutrition Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 214 Kimball Tower, South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214 8028, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:2398-407. 2007
    Evidence that knee braces used for the treatment of osteoarthritis mediate pain relief and improve function by unloading the joint (increasing the joint separation) remains inconclusive...
  66. ncbi Effectiveness of the boston brace in treatment of large curves in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    J W Wiley
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 25:2326-32. 2000
    ..001). CONCLUSIONS: These long-term data confirm that the Boston brace when used 18 or more hours per day is effective in preventing progression of large curves at a mean of 9.8 years after bracing is discontinued...
  67. ncbi Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: the effect of brace treatment on the incidence of surgery
    C J Goldberg
    Children s Research Centre and Orthopaedic Department, Our Lady s Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin, Ireland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:42-7. 2001
    ..Retrospective analysis of outcome in terms of incidence of surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis during a period when bracing was not practiced...
  68. ncbi The effects of rigid collar placement on intracranial and cerebral perfusion pressures
    K Hunt
    The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Centre for Anaesthesia, University College London Hospitals, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Anaesthesia 56:511-3. 2001
    ..These findings suggest that in head-injured patients, rigid collars should be removed as soon as cervical spine injury has been excluded or, if this is delayed, an alternative method of spinal stabilisation considered...
  69. ncbi A new method of MR total spine imaging for showing the brace effect in scoliosis
    A Schmitz
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Bonn, Sigmund-Freud Str. 25, D-53105 Bonn, Germany
    J Orthop Sci 6:316-9. 2001
    ..Using this technique, we found reduced sagittal Cobb angles for the thoracic kyphosis with brace. Because there is no radiation exposure, the MR procedure has a potential use in the monitoring of brace treatment...
  70. ncbi Impact of the type of brace on the quality of life of Adolescents with Spine Deformities
    J M Climent
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante, Spain
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:1903-8. 1999
    ..A group of 102 brace-treated adolescents, aged 10-19 years with spine deformities participated in a cross-sectional study...
  71. doi Bracing for scoliosis
    Robert F Heary
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey, Medical School, Newark, New Jersey 07103, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:125-30. 2008
    ..By far, the best indication for bracing is treatment of the skeletally immature adolescent patient with an idiopathic flexible curve of less than 45 degrees magnitude...
  72. ncbi BRACE MAP, a proposal for a new classification of braces
    S Negrini
    Italian Scientific Spine Institute, Via Bellarmino 13 1, 20141 Milan, Italy
    Stud Health Technol Inform 140:299-302. 2008
    b>Braces today are named according to the author's name or town. The existing classification of braces considers only the anatomical spinal section involved (C: cervical; T: thoracic; L: lumbar; S: sacral; Orthosis)...
  73. ncbi The main function of ankle braces is to control the joint position before landing
    Eric Eils
    Funktionsbereich Bewegungsanalytik Movement Analysis Lab, Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital Munster, Germany
    Foot Ankle Int 24:263-8. 2003
    The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the stabilizing effect of 10 different ankle braces during simulated inversion on a tilting platform...
  74. ncbi Nonsurgical treatment of three-column thoracolumbar junction burst fractures without neurologic deficit
    W J Shen
    Po Cheng Orthopaedic Institute, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 24:412-5. 1999
    ..Retrospective review of the outcome of neurologically intact patients with three column thoracolumbar junction burst fractures that were treated nonsurgically...
  75. ncbi How effective is the Newport/Aspen collar? A prospective radiographic evaluation in healthy adult volunteers
    S J Hughes
    Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, USA
    J Trauma 45:374-8. 1998
    ..The Newport/Aspen collar was designed specifically for long-term use...
  76. ncbi Bracing of patients after fusion for degenerative problems of the lumbar spine--yes or no?
    P J Connolly
    State University of New York at Syracuse, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 23:1426-8. 1998
    ..with the subject, and none with an adequate study design to convincingly support or refute the use of external braces. In addition to the questions of whether an external brace is effective, the mechanism of action also remains ..
  77. ncbi TLSO treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. An analysis of the Wilmington jacket
    G A Hanks
    Division of Orthopaedics, Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 13:626-9. 1988
    ..Furthermore, the Wilmington jacket appears to give similar results for part-time brace wearers...
  78. ncbi Efficacy of flexion and extension treatments incorporating braces for low-back pain patients with retrodisplacement, spondylolisthesis, or normal sagittal translation
    K F Spratt
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 18:1839-49. 1993
    ..Causes and implications for the failure of this study to provide support for considering radiographic instability as a clinical syndrome are considered and future directions for this area of research suggested...
  79. ncbi A statistical comparison between natural history of idiopathic scoliosis and brace treatment in skeletally immature adolescent girls
    C J Goldberg
    Children s Research Centre, Our Lady s Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin, Ireland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 18:902-8. 1993
    ....
  80. ncbi Thoracolumbar burst fractures. The clinical efficacy and outcome of nonoperative management
    J Mumford
    Spine Diagnostic and Treatment Center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 18:955-70. 1993
    ..This pattern of results suggests nonoperative management as the preferred treatment in these circumstances...
  81. ncbi Nonoperative management of stable thoracolumbar burst fractures with early ambulation and bracing
    J B Cantor
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 18:971-6. 1993
    ..Prolonged bed rest was not required in this series. The authors attribute the good results of nonoperative management to the exclusion of patients with posterior column disruption...
  82. ncbi Functional outcome of thoracolumbar burst fractures managed with hyperextension casting or bracing and early mobilization
    G H Chow
    Lakewood Orthopaedic Clinic, Colorado, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 21:2170-5. 1996
    ..The authors do not believe that ligamentous injury of the posterior column is a contraindication to nonoperative management of thoracolumbar burst fractures...
  83. ncbi A meta-analysis of the efficacy of non-operative treatments for idiopathic scoliosis
    D E Rowe
    Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Michigan 49008, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 79:664-74. 1997
    ..The weighted mean proportion of success for the six types of braces included in this review was 0.92, with the highest proportion (0.99) achieved with the Milwaukee brace...
  84. ncbi A comparison between the Boston brace and the Charleston bending brace in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    D E Katz
    Orthotic Department, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22:1302-12. 1997
    ..reports suggest that the Charleston brace may be comparable to the Boston brace in its effectiveness and that both braces positively influence the natural history of idiopathic scoliosis...
  85. ncbi Effect of cervical hard collar on intracranial pressure after head injury
    Ralph J Mobbs
    Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurological Sciences, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 72:389-91. 2002
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that application of a hard collar is associated with an increase in ICP...
  86. ncbi [Idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents; an inventory into the possibilities of studying the efficacy of screening and treatment]
    I J Korfage
    Erasmus Universiteit, Instituut Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg, Postbus 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:1228-33. 2002
    ..To collect information for the purpose of establishing starting points and possibilities for a cost-effectiveness analysis of screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)...
  87. ncbi Late outcome of nonoperative management of thoracolumbar vertebral wedge fractures
    Yoram Folman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hillel Yaffe Hospital, Hadera, Israel
    J Orthop Trauma 17:190-2. 2003
    ..To study the medical and social outcome of nonoperative management of traumatic thoracolumbar vertebral wedge fractures in the absence of neurologic damage...
  88. ncbi How effective is bracing for treatment of scoliosis?
    Melanie J Donnelly
    Am Fam Physician 67:32, 35; author reply 35. 2003
  89. ncbi Effectiveness of nonsurgical treatment for idiopathic scoliosis. Overview of available evidence
    F A Focarile
    Community Medicine Service, , Treviglio, Italy
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 16:395-401. 1991
    ..The findings of this overview can be used for their planning...
  90. pmc Functional outcome 5 years after non-operative treatment of type A spinal fractures
    R B Post
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Groningen, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 15:472-8. 2006
    ....
  91. ncbi Quality of life after conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Elias Vasiliadis
    Scoliosis Clinic, Orthopaedic Department, Thriasio General Hospital, Attica, Greece
    Stud Health Technol Inform 135:409-13. 2008
    ..Because of limitations in study design, this finding does not necessarily implicate the conservative treatment itself, but highlights the importance of HRQoL measurement in assessing how AIS patients perceive the impact of their disease...
  92. ncbi A prospective study of brace treatment versus observation alone in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a follow-up mean of 16 years after maturity
    Aina J Danielsson
    Department of Orthopedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2198-207. 2007
    ..The Swedish patients included in the previous SRS brace study were invited to take part in a long-term follow-up...
  93. ncbi A new orthotic device in the non-operative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis
    A G Veldhuizen
    Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital of Groningen, PO Box 30 001, 9700, RB Groningen, The Netherlands
    Med Eng Phys 24:209-18. 2002
    ..the frontal plane the force system in the TriaC brace is in accordance with the force system of the conventional braces. However, in the sagittal plane the force system acts only in the thoracic region...
  94. pmc A systematic review of prophylactic braces in the prevention of knee ligament injuries in collegiate football players
    Brian G Pietrosimone
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    J Athl Train 43:409-15. 2008
    To determine the relative risk reduction associated with prophylactic knee braces in the prevention of knee injuries in collegiate football players.
  95. ncbi Passive and active mechanisms of correction of thoracic idiopathic scoliosis with a rigid brace
    Tomasz Kotwicki
    Department of Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
    Stud Health Technol Inform 135:320-6. 2008
    ....
  96. ncbi Scoliosis: a review
    Caroline J Goldberg
    Children s Research Centre, Our Lady s Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin, Ireland
    Pediatr Surg Int 24:129-44. 2008
    ..Until they are resolved, all conclusions on management must be provisional. This is where innovative thinking needs to be directed...
  97. ncbi Biomechanical and clinical perspectives on nighttime bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
    Theodoros B Grivas
    Orthopaedic Surgery Dept, Thriassio General Hospital, Magoula, Attica, Greece
    Stud Health Technol Inform 135:274-90. 2008
    ..article aims at providing an update on the basic science and clinical information underlying the use of nocturnal braces for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis...
  98. pmc Clinical effect of continuous corrective force delivery in the non-operative treatment of idiopathic scoliosis: a prospective cohort study of the TriaC-brace
    Gerben J Bulthuis
    Department of Orthopaedics, University Medical Center of Groningen, PO Box 30 001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur Spine J 17:231-9. 2008
    ..In the frontal plane the force system used in the TriaC brace is similar to the force system of the conventional braces. However, in the sagittal plane the force system acts only on the thoracic region...
  99. ncbi [Orthopedic and surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis in childhood and adolescence]
    Raphael Vialle
    Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Réparatrice de I Enfant, Hôpital pour Enfants Armand Trousseau, Paris
    Rev Prat 56:147-56. 2006
    ..These surgical procedures made according to strict rules, give excellent functional results and make it possible to carry out a strictly normal adult life...
  100. pmc Effectiveness of the Providence nighttime bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a comparative study of 36 female patients
    Timo Yrjönen
    ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital, Tenholantie 10, 00280 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Spine J 15:1139-43. 2006
    ..We conclude that the Providence night brace may be recommended for the treatment of AIS with curves less than 35 degrees in lumbar and thoracolumbar cases...
  101. ncbi Screening for scoliosis: do we have indications for effectiveness?
    Eveline M Bunge
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Screen 13:29-33. 2006
    ..This study investigated whether patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis detected by screening are detected in an earlier stage of the clinical course, and whether these patients have better outcome than otherwise detected patients...

Research Grants85

  1. Smart Knee Brace
    Katherine Rudolph; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Currently, therapists can begin rehabilitation of walking by using lower extremity braces or body weight supported treadmill training to support the weak limb...
  2. Sleep and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
    MARY ANN WOO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..40. Exclusion criteria for all subjects include claustrophobia, presence of loose metal (for example, pacemakers, braces, implanted hearing aids, or embolic coils)...
  3. Sleep and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
    Mary Woo; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..40. Exclusion criteria for all subjects include claustrophobia, presence of loose metal (for example, pacemakers, braces, implanted hearing aids, or embolic coils)...
  4. Memory, Thiamine Levels, and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
    Mary Woo; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..40. Exclusion criteria for all subjects includes claustrophobia, presence of loose metal (for example, pacemakers, braces, implanted hearing aids, or embolic coils)...
  5. Memory, Thiamine Levels, and Brain Structure in Heart Failure
    MARY ANN WOO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..40. Exclusion criteria for all subjects includes claustrophobia, presence of loose metal (for example, pacemakers, braces, implanted hearing aids, or embolic coils)...
  6. LOGIC-CONTROLLED ELECTROMECHANICAL FREE-KNEE BRACE
    Kenton Kaufman; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..of these studies are expected to improve the efficiency of gait in patients requiring conventional long leg braces. This type of brace will be useful for patients with poliomyelitis, spinal cord injuries, myopathic disorders, ..
  7. LOGIC-CONTROLLED ELECTROMECHANICAL FREE-KNEE BRACE
    Kenton Kaufman; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..of these studies are expected to improve the efficiency of gait in patients requiring conventional long leg braces. This type of brace will be useful for patients with poliomyelitis, spinal cord injuries, myopathic disorders, ..
  8. Robotic Orthoses for Gait Rehabilitation
    DANIEL FERRIS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: We will study people with incomplete spinal cord injury walking with robotic braces on their legs to determine if the braces can improve their walking ability...
  9. Bracing & high tibial osteotomy: neuromuscular function
    Scott Lephart; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Use of a neoprene sleeve has been reported to improve proprioception in both normal and arthritic patients. Other braces have been marketed to relieve pain by mechanically unloading an arthritic knee compartment, thereby providing the ..
  10. Smart Knee Brace
    Katherine Rudolph; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Currently, therapists can begin rehabilitation of walking by using lower extremity braces or body weight supported treadmill training to support the weak limb...
  11. PHASE II MAGNETIC ALTERATION OF PECTUS EXCAVATUM
    Michael Harrison; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..deformities is gradual correction using minimal force applied over many months (like moving teeth with orthodontic braces)...
  12. Development of a calcium-phosphate nanocomplex fluoride-based mouthrinse
    Robert Karlinsey; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..a proven and favorable method of fluoride delivery, especially for high-risk caries groups including those wearing braces, those with xerostomia, and those with restorations...
  13. Ultrathin Shear Force Sensor for Direction and Magnitude
    Robert Schmidt; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..For pressure sore prevention, these sensors can be used in fitting prosthetic, orthotic (e.g. leg braces) and mobility assist devices (e.g. wheelchair seats)...
  14. Smart Fluid Devices for Physical Rehabilitation
    Katherine Rudolph; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..changes its viscosity in response to an applied magnetic field, to existing rehabilitation devices, such as knee braces. By incorporating microprocessor technology, the VRED will allow a therapist to program the resistance applied to ..
  15. Smart Fluid Devices for Physical Rehabilitation
    Katherine Rudolph; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..changes its viscosity in response to an applied magnetic field, to existing rehabilitation devices, such as knee braces. By incorporating microprocessor technology, the VRED will allow a therapist to program the resistance applied to ..
  16. Smart Fluid Devices for Physical Rehabilitation
    Katherine Rudolph; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..changes its viscosity in response to an applied magnetic field, to existing rehabilitation devices, such as knee braces. By incorporating microprocessor technology, the VRED will allow a therapist to program the resistance applied to ..
  17. ACTIVESTOP DYNAMIC WRIST PROTECTOR FOR SPORTS
    Richard Greenwald; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Wrist braces offer limited protection against distal radius fractures, yet they have achieved limited acceptance, particularly ..
  18. ACTIVESTOP DYNAMIC WRIST PROTECTOR FOR SPORTS
    Richard Greenwald; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Wrist braces offer limited protection against distal radius fractures, yet they have achieved limited acceptance, particularly ..
  19. ACTIVESTOP DYNAMIC WRIST PROTECTOR FOR SPORTS
    Richard Greenwald; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Wrist braces offer limited protection against distal radius fractures, yet they have achieved limited acceptance, particularly ..
  20. OSTEOCONDUCTIVE SCAFFOLD FOR CORTICAL BONE ALLOGRAFTS
    DEBRA TRANTOLO; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..bone allografts, implying return to work and engagement in relatively normal activities without crutches or braces, is approximately 75-85%, only 50% of these patients have an entirely uncomplicated postoperative course...
  21. Friction-Reducing Bandage to Prevent Skin Breakdown
    ADRIAN POLLIACK; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..with both permanent and short-term disabilities requiring the prolonged use of hospital beds, wheelchairs, braces, prosthetic devices and other assistive technology...
  22. Load-mediated Adaptation of the Bone-PDL-Tooth Complex in Vertebrates
    Sunita P Ho; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Such adapted sites could act as the local stress points inducing positive feedback when the complex is subjected to implants and/or periodontitis, normal or therapeutic loads (orthodontic braces) subsequently impairing function.
  23. An Improved Prosthetic Bioactuator
    BRADLEY VEATCH; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..bioactuators will also allow clinicians to create a new generation of "intelligent," "power-assisted" orthotic braces and supports that are not currently feasible...
  24. An Improved Prosthetic Bioactuator
    BRADLEY VEATCH; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..bioactuators will also allow clinicians to create a new generation of "intelligent," "power-assisted" orthotic braces and supports that are not currently feasible...
  25. THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CAMERA FOR PLASTIC SURGERY
    Jason Geng; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..It would find utility in orthotics and prosthesis, where better-fitting braces and artificial limbs could be produced.
  26. ADVANCED 3D WOVEN COMPOSITES FOR INJURY PREVENTION
    Jeffrey Leung; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..and energy dissipation is applicable to all sports protective equipment, such as chest guards, helmets, pads, braces, and shoes used in lacrosse, baseball, and football, and has significant potential for application to industrial ..
  27. FORCE OPTIMIZATION IN RAT AND HUMAN SKELETAL MUSCLE
    Stuart Binder Macleod; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..use of electrical stimulation offers many advantages over traditionally used orthotic supports such as long leg braces. The use of electrical stimulation in individuals who have sustained SCIs has been shown to be safe and produce ..
  28. PARAPLEGIC WALKING MADE PRACTICAL WITH FNS AND ORTHOSES
    ERNEST MARSOLAIS; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Atrophic muscles fail to provide protection to the skin and bones, and pressure sores are common. Braces alone allow standing and walking but are inconvenient, labor-intensive, slow and confined to level surfaces...
  29. IN VIVO MEASURING OF ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT STRAIN
    Malcolm Pope; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..Knee braces will be evaluated by establishing the change of ACL strain with and without the braces...
  30. PARAPLEGIC WALKING MADE PRACTICAL WITH FNS AND ORTHOSES
    ERNEST MARSOLAIS; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Atrophic muscles fail to provide protection to the skin and bones, and pressure sores are common. Braces alone allow standing and walking but are inconvenient, labor-intensive, slow and confined to level surfaces...
  31. Shock Absorbing Brace for Study of Upper Extremity MSD's
    MICHAEL POTTENGER; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Feasibility will be determined through clinical testing of prototype braces. Frequency response will be measured for each test brace, and performance will be compared to currently available ..
  32. Motivating Smokers with Mobility Impairments to Quit Smoking
    Belinda Borrelli; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..e., chronically use some type of assistance to walk such as walker, cane, wheelchair, braces, etc) and 2) test the efficacy of the Intervention DVDs vs...
  33. Motivating Smokers with Mobility Impairments to Quit Smoking
    Belinda Borrelli; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..e., chronically use some type of assistance to walk such as walker, cane, wheelchair, braces, etc) and 2) test the efficacy of the Intervention DVDs vs...
  34. Activity and Participation in Ambulatory Cerebral Palsy
    Kristie Bjornson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The project will also test whether ankle braces help children with cerebral palsy do what they want to do when they want to do it...
  35. Activity and Participation in Ambulatory Cerebral Palsy
    Kristie Bjornson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The project will also test whether ankle braces help children with cerebral palsy do what they want to do when they want to do it...
  36. MONITORING OF LIMB POSITION
    Eleanor Goodall; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..also at the other critical areas such as the hip, ankle and foot, hence possibly eliminating the need for ankle braces. A mechanical model of limb movement has been constructed to help in the design and implementation of the position ..
  37. OSSIGEL IN MANAGEMENT OF TIBIA FRACTURE
    Paul Tornetta; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..The fracture site will be stabilized using either interlocking intramedullary unreamed nailing, casts, or commercially available braces.
  38. Predictors and Consequences of Subchondral Bone Attrition in Osteoarthritis
    Tuhina Neogi; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..bony abnormalities in OA, this would suggest that both systemic and mechanical aspects must be targeted to successfully treat OA, including possibly antiresorptive therapy and vitamins D and K supplements in combination with knee braces.
  39. Predictors and Consequences of Subchondral Bone Attrition in Osteoarthritis
    Tuhina Neogi; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abnormalities in OA, this would suggest that both systemic and mechanical aspects must be targeted to successfully treat OA, including possibly antiresorptive therapy and vitamins D and K supplements in combination with knee braces.
  40. Predictors and Consequences of Subchondral Bone Attrition in Osteoarthritis
    Tuhina Neogi; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..bony abnormalities in OA, this would suggest that both systemic and mechanical aspects must be targeted to successfully treat OA, including possibly antiresorptive therapy and vitamins D and K supplements in combination with knee braces.
  41. Mechanics of non-contact ACL injuries in female athletes
    Christopher Powers; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  42. TRAINING IN ORTHOPAEDIC SCIENCE
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Thus, one of our primary goals in developing this grant application is to do our part in improving, if not correcting, this problem. ..
  43. Biomarkers of Cartilage Metabolism and OA
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  44. A Case-Control Study of ACL Risk Factors
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  45. Mechanics of non-contact ACL injuries in female athletes
    Christopher Powers; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  46. A Case-Control Study of ACL Risk Factors
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  47. Biomarkers of Cartilage Metabolism and OA
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  48. A Case-Control Study of ACL Risk Factors
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  49. Biomarkers of Cartilage Metabolism and OA
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  50. Biomarkers of Cartilage Metabolism and OA
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  51. PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF ANKLE INJURY RISK FACTORS
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  52. A Case-Control Study of ACL Risk Factors
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  53. Biomarkers of Cartilage Metabolism and OA
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  54. PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF ANKLE INJURY RISK FACTORS
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  55. PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF ANKLE INJURY RISK FACTORS
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..abstract_text> ..
  56. PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF ANKLE INJURY RISK FACTORS
    Bruce Beynnon; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (BrAIST)
    Stuart Weinstein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Therefore, this study, whether positive or negative, will have substantial impact on public health. ..
  58. Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (BrAIST)
    Stuart Weinstein; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Therefore, this study, whether positive or negative, will have substantial impact on public health. ..
  59. ACTIVITY-DEPENDENT PLASTICITY AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY
    Andrea Behrman; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  60. Measures of Human Receptor and Post Receptor Activity
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We propose as part of aim 3 to improve our understanding of these relationships as well as to improve our analysis of visual field data. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  61. IDENTIFYING FEMALE ATHLETES AT HIGH RISK FOR ACL INJURY
    Timothy Hewett; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These data should provide a foundation for approaching both the mechanistic questions underlying risk disparity, as well as increasing our ability to direct high-risk athletes into appropriate neuromuscular training programs ..
  62. TESTS OF MODELS OF RETINAL DISEASE ADAPTATION
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..This could be especially valuable in assessing retinal function of patients with heterogeneous damage as in retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. ..
  63. Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (BrAIST)
    Stuart Weinstein; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Therefore, this study, whether positive or negative, will have substantial impact on public health. ..
  64. TESTS OF MODELS OF RETINAL DISEASE AND ADAPTATION
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..Finally, we intend to obtain a better understanding of the relative involvement of the rod and different cone mechanisms in retinitis pigmentosa and in progressive cone dystrophy...
  65. MEASURE OF RECEPTOR AND POST RECEPTOR ACTIVITY
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..monkeys in which INL activity is pharmacologically dissected, b. normal human subjects, c. patients with disease of the INL, and d. mathematical work. ..
  66. MEASURE OF RECEPTOR AND POST RECEPTOR ACTIVITY
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..monkeys in which INL activity is pharmacologically dissected, b. normal human subjects, c. patients with disease of the INL, and d. mathematical work. ..
  67. Measures of Human Receptor and Post Receptor Activity
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..We propose as part of aim 3 to improve our understanding of these relationships as well as to improve our analysis of visual field data. ..
  68. Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (BrAIST)
    Stuart Weinstein; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  69. Studying models and mechanisms of optic nerve diseases
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The experiments under Aim 4 are designed to improve on the currently available methods of recording and analyzing the multifocal VEP. The aim is to improve the efficacy of the multifocal VEP technique in the clinic. ..
  70. Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (BrAIST)
    Stuart Weinstein; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Therefore, this study, whether positive or negative, will have substantial impact on public health. ..
  71. Contribution of Spinal Segments to Control of Posture
    Sandra Saavedra; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The technique will also enhance the potential for research on development of motor control of the trunk. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  72. Tests of Models of Retinal/Optic Nerve Diseases&Adaption
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Finally, patients with acute optic neuritis will be followed with behavioral and mVEP techniques. An attempt will be made to understand the recovery o vision following optic neuritis (ON). ..
  73. Measures of Human Receptor and Post Receptor Activity
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..We propose as part of aim 3 to improve our understanding of these relationships as well as to improve our analysis of visual field data. ..
  74. Tests of Models of Retinal/Optic Nerve Diseases&Adaption
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Finally, patients with acute optic neuritis will be followed with behavioral and mVEP techniques. An attempt will be made to understand the recovery o vision following optic neuritis (ON). ..
  75. MEASURE OF HUMAN RECEPTOR AND POST-RECEPTOR ACTIVITY
    Donald Hood; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Thus, we propose to develop a model of the human ERG that encompasses the activity of the inner nuclear layer as well as the receptors...