Melise Mullins

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AIM To investigate and compare two specific methods of Ilizarov wire tensioning and hold. METHOD This study utilised the vertical Hounsfield test machine H25KS, a stress/strain device with a load-cell linked to a computer program. Firstly, the department's present mechanical tensioners were assessed. Secondly, the method of twisting the three designs of(More)
Identification and management of chronic lumbar spine instability is a clinical challenge for manual physical therapists. Chronic lumbar instability is presented as a term that can encompass two types of lumbar instability: mechanical (radiographic) and functional (clinical) instability (FLI). The components of mechanical and FLI are presented relative to(More)
The purpose of this study was to establish the optimal fixation of tensioned wires to the frame construct in the Ilizarov system. The usual torque to which the fixation bolts were tightened in clinical practice was established by serial testing of orthopaedic surgeons' work in our unit. The force required to produce wire slippage from the different types of(More)
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