Yngvi Olafsson

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To evaluate the effect of brace treatment on self-image in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, 54 consecutive patients admitted for brace treatment were interviewed before bracing. A prevalidated questionnaire including the following five aspects of self-image was used: (1) body-image, (2) self-perception of skills and talents, (3) emotional(More)
In a retrospective follow-up study of 64 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, the initial correction of Boston brace with straight lumbar profile strongly predicted good treatment results at follow-up (mean, 4.8 years). If the initial correction was > 50%, the curve was permanently reduced with an average of 7.2 degrees. The average initial(More)
We reviewed 90 consecutive patients with various neuromuscular diseases and a progressive spine deformity treated with a prefabricated Boston-type underarm corrective brace. Of these, 38 patients had spastic tetraplegia; seven, syndrome-related muscular hypertonia; 24, muscular hypotonia; and 21, myelomeningocele. The mean age at the treatment start was 9.2(More)
Sixty-seven consecutive patients (59 females, eight males; mean age 13.6 years, age range 8.1 to 18 years) with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were evaluated for segmental dystonia, thermal and vibratory thresholds, and cortical somatosensory evoked potentials (cSEPs). Clinically, there were no signs of segmental dystonia. No significant side difference(More)
INTRODUCTION Hip fractures are common amongst the elderly, often with serious consequences and increased mortality. The aim of this study was to describe treatment and outcome of patients with hip fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective study on all hip fracture patients ≥60 years of age operated at Landspitali University Hospital in the year 2011.(More)
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