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EACE Journal Publications: Fiscal Year 2017

Following is a summary of published results in FY17 for several key research initiatives and focused research efforts.

Advanced Rehabilitation Sciences

Novel Rehabilitation Strategies

Functional outcomes of Service members with bilateral transfemoral and knee disarticulation amputations resulting from trauma

Blood flow restriction training after knee arthroscopy: A randomized controlled pilot study

Prosthesis thesis: A task oriented approach to motor learning

Optimizing Gait Efficiency

Return to running following a knee disarticulation amputation: A case report

Gait Training Interventions for Lower Extremity Amputees: A Systematic Literature Review

The prevalence of gait deviations in individuals with transtibial amputation

Can real-time visual feedback during gait retraining reduce metabolic demand for individuals with transtibial amputation?

Locomotor adaptability in persons with unilateral transtibial amputation

The influence of traumatic transfemoral amputation on metabolic cost across walking speeds

Energy Costs & Performance of Transfemoral Amputees and Non-Amputees During Walking and Running: A Pilot Study

Constituent Lower Extremity Work (CLEW) approach: A novel tool to visualize joint and segment work

How humans use visual optic flow to regulate stepping during walking

A comparison of kinematic-based gait event detection methods in a self-paced treadmill application

Mitigating Falls Risk

A computational algorithm for classifying step and spin turns using pelvic center of mass trajectory and foot position

The Effect of Transfemoral Interface Design On Gait Speed and Risk of Falls

Mitigating Secondary Health Effects

Core temperature in service members with and without traumatic amputations during a prolonged endurance event

Muscle Function and Coordination of Stair Ascent

Rehabilitation and multiple limb amputations: A clinical report of patients injured in combat

Impact of Traumatic Lower Extremity Injuries Beyond Acute Care: Movement-Based Considerations for Resultant Longer Term Secondary Health Conditions

A narrative review of the prevalence and risk factors associated with development of knee osteoarthritis after traumatic unilateral lower limb amputation

A comparison of four-year health outcomes following combat amputation and limb salvage

Medial Knee Joint Contact Force in the Intact Limb during Walking in Recently Ambulatory Service Members with Unilateral Limb Loss: A Cross-sectional Study

Knee Joint Loading during Single-Leg Forward Hopping

Biopsychosocial risk factors associated with chronic low back pain after lower limb amputation

Outcome Measures

Concurrent Validity of the Continuous Scale-Physical Functional Performance

Psychometric Evaluation of the Hill Assessment Index (HAI) and Stair Assessment Index (SAI) in High-Functioning Transfemoral Amputees

Assessment of disability related to femoroacetabular impingement syndrome by use of the Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Information System (PROMIS) and objective measures of physical performance

Systematic review of measures of physical function and activity limitation for persons with limb trauma and amputation

The Suitcase Packing Activity: A new evaluation of hand function

Functional capacity evaluation-military: Program description and case series

Community Reintegration

Psychosocial reactions to upper extremity limb salvage: A cross-sectional study

Combat amputees' health-related quality of life and psychological outcomes: A brief report from the Wounded Warrior Recovery Project

Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics


Descriptive characteristics and amputation rates with use of Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeleton Orthosis

Outcomes Associated With the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO): A Systematic Review of the Literature

The effect of ankle foot orthosis alignment on walking in individuals treated for traumatic lower extremity injuries

Effects of altering heel wedge properties on gait with the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis

Patient Response to an Integrated Orthotic and Rehabilitation Initiative for Traumatic Injuries: The PRIORITI-MTF Study


Interventions to Manage Residual Limb Ulceration Due To Prosthetic Use in Individuals with Lower Extremity Amputation: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Comparative Effectiveness of an Adjustable Transfemoral Prosthetic Interface Accommodating Volume Fluctuation: Case Study

Crossover study of amputee stair ascent and descent biomechanics using Genium and C-Leg prostheses with comparison to non-amputee control

Segmental contributions to sagittal-plane whole-body angular momentum when using powered compared to passive ankle-foot prostheses on ramps

Evaluation of a powered ankle-foot prosthesis during slope ascent gait

Effects of the Genium Microprocessor Knee System on Knee Moment Symmetry During Hill Walking

Predicting Walking Ability Following Lower Limb Amputation: An Updated Systematic Literature Review

Economic Evaluations of Interventions for Transtibial Amputees: A Scoping Review of Comparative Studies

Functional performance differences between the Genium and C-Leg prosthetic knees and intact knees

Effects of the Genium Knee System on Functional Level, Stair Ambulation, Perceptive and Economic Outcomes in Transfemoral Amputees

Differences in Military Obstacle Course Performance Between Three Energy-Storing and Shock Adapting Prosthetic Feet in High-Functioning Transtibial Amputees: A Double-Blind, Randomized Control Trial

Bioenergetic Differences During Walking and Running in Transfemoral Amputee Runners Using Articulating and Non-Articulating Knee Prostheses

A Review of Unique Considerations for Female Veterans With Amputation

Predictors of retention and attrition in a study of an advanced upper limb prosthesis: Implications for adoption of the DEKA Arm

Medical/Surgical Interventions

Medical Interventions

Multimodality imaging approaches for evaluating traumatic extremity injuries: Implications for military medicine

Surgical Interventions

Gait biomechanics following lower extremity trauma: Amputation vs. reconstruction

The influence of limb alignment and transfemoral amputation technique on muscle capacity during gait

The Effectiveness of the Bone Bridge Transtibial Amputation Technique: A Systematic Review of High-Quality Evidence

Dermatologic Surgery: Improving Smartphone Use to Avoid Wrong-site Surgery

Radiographic Assessment of Extremity Osseointegration for the Amputee

Regenerative Medicine Interventions

Regenerative and rehabilitative medicine:  A necessary synergy for functional recovery from volumetric muscle loss injury

The effect of mechanical loading upon extracellular matrix bioscaffold-mediated skeletal muscle remodeling

Last Updated: January 28, 2022
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