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. These results demonstrate that the subject was able to activate elbow extension and flexion with hand close simultaneously; however, there was more delay with hand opening maneuvers in combination with elbow motion. This was consistent with the observed clinical prosthetic performance because of weaker hand open muscle signal from lateral triceps.

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). Terminal marker altitude relative to the top of the divider was greatest for the myoelectric prosthetic trial, and a –double bump– pattern was observed only with the myoelectric prosthesis (). We believe that an –overshooting– of elbow flexion is responsible for this double bump pattern as the subject makes a correction while shifting the block over to the other side of the box. The amount of trunk anterior/posterior shift was negligible for the control (nonamputee) subject, increased with the body-powered prosthesis to about 26?? total range, and about half that with the myoelectric prosthesis. Other parameters examined (medial-lateral trunk shift and terminal marker midline crossing) did not show noticeable differences between the body-powered and myoelectric prosthesis trials.

limb that replaces an arm missing below the elbow

The designs described in this article were conceived to allow for two independent motions driven from within a transcarpal-type hand. The wrist unit can be fitted within the hand volume, thereby allowing users with a very long residual limb forearm to use a powered wrist. While most commercial wrists have motion about the pronation and supination axis, there is little evidence of increased functional effectiveness created by choosing this axis. It is probable that the pronation and supination axis is popular because it is the easiest to implement in a robust and simple joint. Only two commercial wrists have powered wrist flexion: the Centri Hand and wrist combination (Centri AB) that causes the wrist to flex as the fingers close and the hand and wrist supplied by Shanghai Kesheng Prostheses Co, Ltd, that have separate wrist flexion from hand closure.

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A High-Performance, Variable-Suspension, Transradial (Below-Elbow) Prosthesis – Robert Radocy and William D. Beiswenger, JPO Vol 7, No. 2, Spring 1995
Efficiency of Prosthetic Cable and Housing – Lawrence E. Carlson, Bradley D. Veatch, Daniel D. Frey, JPO, Vol 7, No. 3, Summer 1995


construct and administer, and appropriate for a wide range of upper-limb impairments, there are limitations for prosthetic users. Performance of the test in the seated position can limit the range of elbow excursion and has been noted to be difficult for prosthetic users depending on the height of the table, which is typically described as –standard height– [5]. The modified Box and Blocks test was chosen in the standing position for our prosthetic user because of this limitation. The consistency of using the same pre- and posttest procedure allowed us to compare results for this single subject; however, further study will be needed to determine if there are differences in performance expected for a standing versus seated testing procedure. Other factors, such as height of the table, sequence of block movement, and start and end position, will also need to be controlled if normative data ranges are to be established to allow comparison between prosthetic devices and interventions.

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). The subject underwent TMR surgery 20 mo postamputation, involving reinnervation of median nerve to medial biceps and distal radial nerve to lateral triceps, as per the technique of Kuiken et al. [9]. Following the surgery, the subject resumed wearing his body-powered prosthesis. Reinnervation twitches in the muscles were first noted 4 mo postoperatively, and the subject underwent myoelectric site testing at that time. Instructions were given for ongoing muscle strengthening exercises to improve muscle signals and encourage discrete control of muscle activity. Prosthetic myoelectric fitting began 7 mo postsurgery, and the final TMR myoelectric prosthesis was dispensed within 2 mo (), with four-site muscle control for elbow flexion (lateral biceps), elbow extension (medial triceps), hand close (medial biceps), and hand open (lateral triceps). Within the first week of fitting, the subject was able to naturally activate the motions of the myoelectric elbow and hand. However, several months of training and acclimatization to the device were required. Specifically, the subject experienced muscle pain and tenderness after a full day of use, thought to be due to muscle fatigue, which would resolve with a day of nonuse of the myoelectric prosthesis. There was also some inconsistency of activation, with involuntary movements noted related to cocontraction of muscles within the socket, likely related to the changing sensitivity of the electrode settings, which would respond to threshold adjustments by his prosthetist. For these reasons, the typical wearing pattern of the subject at the 6 mo post-TMR myoelectric fitting follow-up was to use his TMR myoelectric prosthesis daily for work (5 d per wk), no prosthesis at home in the evening, and a body-powered prosthesis for specific tasks involving environments with high vibration or dust.