Robitaille Richard

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Application of constant tension to elongate tissue has been shown to be beneficial. A dynamic splint was used to achieve tissue creep and full elbow extension. Use of a static splint on the contralateral elbow did not allow elbow extension. This case report demonstrates for this patient the superiority of a dynamic elbow extension splint over a static(More)
An important function of skin is to allow joint range of motion to occur. An assumed clinical relationship exists between joint movement and skin pliability. The purpose of this research was to document skin movement of the forearm and wrist with photography, to quantify the amount of skin movement during wrist extension, and to investigate the influence of(More)
Continuous mixed venous oxygen saturation (SvO 2) was evaluated as a monitor of venous air embolism in a canine model. Nineteen dogs were anesthetized, paralyzed, and mechanically ventilated. Invasive monitoring included SvO 2, systemic and pulmonary artery blood pressures, and thermodilution cardiac outputs. Air boluses of 0.25 and 0.5 ml/kg were(More)
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