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A clear field of vision during laparoscopic cholecystectomy was attained by using a newly designed retractor which elevates the abdominal wall and does not require high-pressure CO2 infusion into the peritoneal cavity. As the abdominal cavity is continuously ventilated, smoke from the cauterization is suctioned off through openings in the middle part of the(More)
BACKGROUND Stretching improves the flexibility of skeletal muscles, increases the range of motion (ROM) of joints. Stretching is important in prevention of sport-related injuries and influences muscle strength and performance. The effects of Static Stretching (SS) and Cyclic Stretching (CS) have been assessed by examining ROM, muscle power, vertical jump(More)
Ankle braces have been suggested to protect ankle joints from a sprain by restricting inversion and improving proprioception. However, the difference in effects between a semi-rigid brace and a soft brace regarding dynamic postural control after landing is not known. The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of soft (SB) and semi-rigid (SRB)(More)
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