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The objective of the study was to assess functional postural responses by analyzing the center-of-pressure trajectories resulting from perturbations delivered in multiple directions to elderly fallers. Ten elderly individuals were standing quietly on two force platforms while an apparatus delivered controlled perturbations at the level of pelvis in eight… (More)
Although foreign-body pseudotumours are not particularly rare, the diagnosis is not often considered. The case history is presented of a patient with a surgical gauze left after a cholecystectomy performed 23 years before. The incidence of these pseudotumours and the variety of clinical pictures in relation to the condition are described.