Safety, Energy Efficiency, and Cost Efficacy of the C-Leg for Transfemoral Amputees: A Review of the Literature

@article{Highsmith2010SafetyEE,
  title={Safety, Energy Efficiency, and Cost Efficacy of the C-Leg for Transfemoral Amputees: A Review of the Literature},
  author={M. J. Highsmith and J. Kahle and D. Bongiorni and B. Sutton and Shirley Groer and K. Kaufman},
  journal={Prosthetics and Orthotics International},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={362 - 377}
}
The purpose of this paper was to review the literature through a structured literature review and provide a grade of recommendation for patient safety, gait energy efficiency, and cost effectiveness of the C-Leg microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee for transfemoral amputees. Medline (Ovid) and CINAHL (EBSCO) data bases were searched to identify potentially pertinent studies within the 1995–2009 time range. Studies were screened and sorted. Pertinent studies were rated for methodologic… Expand
107 Citations
Low back pain in persons with lower extremity amputation: a systematic review of the literature.
  • 15
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 41 REFERENCES
Cost-effectiveness of C-leg compared with non-microprocessor-controlled knees: a modeling approach.
  • 48
  • Highly Influential
  • PDF
Energy expenditure and activity of transfemoral amputees using mechanical and microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees.
  • 108
Differences in function and safety between Medicare Functional Classification Level-2 and -3 transfemoral amputees and influence of prosthetic knee joint control.
  • 112
  • PDF
Reliability of the PEDro scale for rating quality of randomized controlled trials.
  • 2,535
  • PDF
A reassessment of center-of-mass dynamics as a determinate of the metabolic inefficiency of above-knee amputee ambulation.
  • 63
...
1
2
3
4
5
...