Kevin Felton

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BACKGROUND Outcomes of orthotic management of idiopathic scoliosis depend on patient compliance with brace wear. The purpose of this study was to determine if counseling based on objective compliance data increases brace wear and therefore reduces the likelihood of surgery. METHODS Two hundred and twenty-two patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the influence of the Risser sign on the need for surgery in children wearing orthoses for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), data on compliance with brace wear were collected and analyzed. METHODS One hundred and sixty-eight patients were prospectively enrolled at the time that brace wear had been prescribed(More)
BACKGROUND Quengel casting was introduced in 1922 for nonsurgical treatment of knee flexion contractures (KFC) associated with hemophilic arthropathy. It consists of an extension-desubluxation hinge fixed to a cast allowing for gradual correction of a flexion deformity while preventing posterior tibial subluxation. The purpose of this study is to report 1(More)
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