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STUDY DESIGN A computerized technique, employing a motion analysis system and a force platform, was developed to analyze lateral bending behavior of subjects with normal and painful spines. METHODS Lateral bending was quantified using motion (angle and speed of rotation), force (ground reaction kinetics), and biomechanical behavior ("compliance" and(More)
  • J B Redford
  • 1993
Elderly persons constitute the largest among the populations regularly using wheelchairs. This is a review of the few studies specifically concerned with seating for the elderly; it identifies current problems, particularly in the seating for aged people who are in long-term care facilities. This review describes ways of matching currently available seating(More)
Injuries from high tension electrical current result in approximately 1000 deaths per year and account for 3% of all major thermal injuries in the United States. Even though the complications from electrical injury can affect almost every organ system in the body, a neurological complication is perhaps the most common non-lethal one. 116 cases of electrical(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantitatively assess the change in spasticity of the impaired wrist joint in chronic stroke patients after electro-acupuncture treatment. DESIGN Crossover design. SETTING University medical center research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Seven chronic stroke subjects (age, 63.14+/-7.01y). INTERVENTION Participants received two 6-week(More)
The acute and chronic effects of alcohol on bone, muscle and peripheral nerves are not well appreciated. Bone complications include traumatic fractures, osteoporosis and osteonecrosis. In muscle, a sustained bout of heavy drinking may cause rhabdomyolysis, while chronic alcohol abuse may produce proximal myopathy. In peripheral nerves, acute alcohol(More)
Foot disease in diabetics is caused by peripheral neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. Initial evaluation involves repeated physical examinations, including careful inspection for infection, and Doppler analysis of perfusion. A tracing of the ulceration should be obtained so that healing can be monitored. Properly fitting shoes are imperative for(More)