Functional effectiveness of a myo-electric prosthesis compared with a functional split-hook prosthesis: A single subject experiment

Agnew P.J. (1981) Functional effectiveness of a myo-electric prosthesis compared with a functional split-hook prosthesis: A single subject experiment. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 5 2: 92-96. doi:10.3109/03093648109145332


Author Agnew P.J.
Title Functional effectiveness of a myo-electric prosthesis compared with a functional split-hook prosthesis: A single subject experiment
Journal name Prosthetics and Orthotics International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1746-1553
Publication date 1981-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/03093648109145332
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 92
End page 96
Total pages 5
Subject 2742 Rehabilitation
3601 Health Professions (miscellaneous)
2732 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
3600 Health Professions
Abstract The functional effectiveness of a myo-electric prosthesis with sensory feedback compared with that of a split-hook is described. Thirty independent observations were made on a single subject with a right below-elbow amputation wearing the myo-electric prosthesis and the split-hook prosthesis. Using a first order autoregressive model for making inferences about the two sets of data, the split-hook was found to be functionally better (p>0-001) than the myo-electric prosthesis. Functional effectiveness was defined operationally as scores on the Minnesota Rate of Manipulation Placing Test and the Smith Test of Hand Function. No predictions are made regarding the use of either prosthesis for other amputees. However clinical evidence suggested suitability of the myoelectric prosthesis with sensory feedback for some other functional tasks. It is difficult to add new ideas or to be critical concerning the projects proposed by McCoIIough in the April, 1981 issue of Prosthetics and Orthotics International, and therefore, for the most part, this presentation is restricted to amplification of the ideas set forth in that article.
Q-Index Code C1
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