Rafael Fernandez-Feliberti

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A clear understanding of the effectiveness of the thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO) as a conservative treatment for idiopathic scoliosis is still necessary. In the past few years, the review of pertinent literature has emphasized the lack of properly matched control studies and erroneous interpretations of results due to the use of univariate analysis.(More)
We evaluated the results of transfer of the tibialis anterior in the management of calcaneus deformity in young patients who had myelodysplasia; fifteen patients (twenty-two feet) were operated on between 1978 and 1985. The neural deficit was at the fourth and fifth lumbar levels. The average age at the time of the operation was seven years and two months(More)
Data regarding orthopaedic work-force is presented. Data is based on information obtained from the Puerto Rico Board of Medical Examiners, the Puerto Rico Department of Health and orthopaedic surgeon's practice. The purpose of this study is to compare the local orthopaedic manpower with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons most recent national(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate our experience with treatment of clubfoot in myelomeningocele. We evaluated 45 children with clubfoot surgically treated at a mean age of 36 months. We evaluated each patient's medical record and performed a physical examination. Based on the clinical criteria by de Carvalho Neto, we obtained 61% good results, 26%(More)
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