Robin A. Brooks

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BACKGROUND Prolonged use of spinal precautions in unconscious trauma patients is associated with significant morbidity. The trauma service of the John Radcliffe Hospital uses full-length radiography, computed tomographic scanning, and dynamic screening of the cervical spine to clear the spine at the earliest opportunity. METHODS The results in 210(More)
In this paper we have shown that for natural tasks, series elastic actuators can provide many benefits when compared to traditional stiff actuators. These benefits include shock tolerance , lower reflected inertia, more accurate and stable force control , less damage to the environment, and energy storage. Although zero motion force bandwidth is reduced as(More)
A method of immobilising the swollen elbow in a child is described. A length of traction cord is used to block extension, whilst a plaster backslab protects the point of the elbow. Constructive dressings in the cubital fossa may be avoided. This minimises the risk of further swelling and allows assessment of circulation in the elbow, forearm and hand(More)
Many patients, immobilised in a plaster cast after a fracture of the upper or lower limb, wish to drive. They frequently ask permission to do so from the treating surgeon. Insurance companies are apparently willing to insure these patients to drive if they obtain their doctors permission. The DVLA guidelines are unhelpful in these circumstances. We(More)
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