Graciela Rubin

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Original orthopedic devices that were developed, tested, and found useful, were subsequently modified and seemingly "improved" to a point of diminished usefulness--a manifestation of the Peter Principle applied to orthopedics. The authors describe seven examples: (1) the talar-tilt inversion apparatus; (2) the patellar-tendon-bearing, below-knee amputation(More)
The risk factors of arterial disease (FREA) predict a future damage over the vascular system of the human body. Its detection are considered a key for the diagnostic as well as for the preventive and even curative strategies. For a long time, scientist considered those factors originated as a consecuence of large studies during the middle of the last(More)
The general nature and function of the AFO has been presented. These devices encompass the foot and leg crossing the ankle joint. They may insert into the shoe or attach to the shoe. The more recent AFOs are made of polypropylene and were formerly composed of steel. The indications for an AFO are for a basically ambulatory patient with problems walking,(More)
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