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Hair samples of 20 spastic children and 29 normal children were collected and measured, using neutron activation analysis and X-ray fluorescence techniques, for the concentrations of Al, Sb, As, Ca, Cu, I, Fe, Pb, Mg, Mn, Hg, K, Sr, S, V and Zn. Both groups of children were of ages between 5 and 13. The washing method of using detergent and powder was found(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the range of forces and moments applied to lower limb orthoses during ambulation by routine users. DESIGN Well-established gait analysis techniques were used to determine the loading at the major joints. It was assumed that the joint moments were transmitted by the orthosis encompassing any particular joint. Two hundred and five(More)
BACKGROUND Hypermobility or instability of the first metatarsal is associated with increased hallux valgus deformity and greater risk of recurrence after surgery. The objective of this in vitro study was to determine the ranges of movement, under directional loading, of the normal first metatarsal and the effect of the longitudinal plantar aponeurosis and(More)
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