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Differences in myoelectric and body-powered upper-limb prostheses: Systematic literature review

Stephanie L. Carey, PhD, et al.

This systematic literature review describes the differences between myoelectric and body-powered prostheses in terms of control, function, feedback, cosmesis, and rejection. U.S. servicemembers with amputations from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom or vascular-related diseases may benefit from this review by learning about upperlimb prosthesis prescription and training options. This review may also encourage clinicians to emphasize the prosthetic preference and experience of the individual veteran throughout the prosthetic care process. This review also suggests a lack empirical evidence regarding functional differences in upper-limb prostheses, which may help prosthetic researchers focus.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.08.0192

Volume 52 Number 3, 2015
   Pages 247— 262


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Carey SL, Lura DJ, Highsmith MJ. Differences in myoelectric and body-powered upper-limb prostheses: Systematic literature review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(3): 247–62.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.08.0192
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