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A special gait-training programme, combining a psychological therapeutic approach with methods in physiotherapy and body awareness, was used to re-educate nine unilateral trans-femoral amputees. All were rehabilitated trauma or tumour amputees with an age of 16-60 years. They had worn prostheses for more than 18 months. The re-education aimed at integrating… (More)
Using a special gait re-education programme, combining methods in physiotherapy with a psychological therapeutic approach to integrate the prosthesis with normal movements and to increase body awareness, the authors studied unilateral trans-femoral amputees aged 16-60 years with trauma or tumour as causes. In their service area they found 16 such current… (More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA-IVS) is a rare congenital lesion with high mortality. Therapy was exclusively surgical until recently, when the use of radiofrequency-assisted perforation of the atretic valve was introduced as a treatment option. This study analyzes the outcomes and morphological changes to right heart… (More)
Introduction Proximal trim lines for trans-tibial prosthetic sockets have traditionally been trimmed according to the mode of suspension to the limb. The supracondylar suspension, which retains the prosthetic socket to the limb by gripping above the femoral condyles, has a more proximal trim line compared to the more distal trim line used for a suspension… (More)
We use the term MSE to highlight the fact that most of our sample consist of Micro-and Small Enterprises. A term more frequently used would be MSME (Micro-, Small and Medium sized Enterprises), but as we have had very limited input from the " Medium " segment, we have decided to refer to our target as MSE.