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Consumer opinions of a stance control knee orthosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17162515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Stance control knee orthoses (SCOs) have become very popular recently. However, there is little information regarding opinions of actual orthosis users. The purpose of this study was to quantify the users' opinions of a SCO, and see whether factors found important for knee orthoses in past studies hold true for a stance control orthosis as well. A standardized survey was employed as part of a larger field trial study of the Dynamic Knee Brace System, a SCO developed by the authors. The Dynamic Knee Brace System scored well in areas of effectiveness, operability, and dependability, but areas in need of improvement included weight, cosmesis, and donning and doffing. These findings match well with previous knee orthosis studies. This study shows that wearing a stance control knee orthosis can be a positive experience for an orthosis user.
Authors:
Kathie A Bernhardt; Steven E Irby; Kenton R Kaufman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prosthetics and orthotics international     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0309-3646     ISO Abbreviation:  Prosthet Orthot Int     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-12     Completed Date:  2007-03-06     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707720     Medline TA:  Prosthet Orthot Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  246-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Motion Analysis Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Biomechanics
Braces
Child
Cosmetics
Data Collection
Female
Humans
Knee Joint / physiology*
Male
Middle Aged
Orthotic Devices*
Patient Satisfaction*
Postural Balance / physiology*
Posture / physiology
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 HD30150/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cosmetics

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