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Until recently the accepted treatment of choice for severe type-II fibular hemimelia has been Syme's or Boyd's amputation. The alternative of distraction lengthening using the Ilizarov technique is now available. We report three patients (four limbs) with type-II fibular hemimelia who were treated by the Ilizarov technique and followed up for two to six(More)
OBJECTIVES: To assess the cardiopulmonary response of healthy Hong Kong Chinese children to the treadmill test, and to identify anthropometric factors that may be related to fitness. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: University teaching hospital, Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-three 8-year-old and fifty-seven 13-year-old healthy Chinese children from(More)
Postexercise cold water immersion has been advocated to athletes as a means of accelerating recovery and improving performance. Given the effects of cold water immersion on blood flow, evaluating in vivo changes in tissue oxygenation during cold water immersion may help further our understanding of this recovery modality. This study aimed to investigate the(More)
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