Content - Volume 2, Issue 8

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Prosthesis to enable a patient with above-elbow amputation to resume hunting
Laurent Théfenne, Bénédicte Guérin, Arnaud Jouvion, Hélène Bisseriex, Bertrand Touré, Janyce Cantu, Thomas Trappier, Maxime Obrecht, Gratiane De Brier
Background: Creating a custom prosthetic device is challenging. The requirements of the patient’s life must be taken into consideration when manufacturing the device. After having met the requirements for an autonomous daily life, adjustments can be made for recreational activities. Subject and methods: A 67-year-old patient with an above-elbow amputation following a hunting accident want ...
Pages: 1-5
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Retrospective analysis of functional and tracheostomy (decannulation) outcomes in patients with brain injury in a hyper-acute rehabilitation unit
Lin Cheng, Kay Mitton, Krystyna Walton, Manoj Sivan
Objectives: Hyper-Acute Rehabilitation Units (HARUs) provide multidisciplinary rehabilitation to patients with acute neurological injuries. This includes managing patients with tracheostomies. This is the first study of its kind to examine clinical outcomes in patients with brain injury and tracheostomy managed in a HARU. Methods: Retrospective analysis of clinical outcomes in tracheostomy patien ...
Pages: 1-6
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E-survey of current international physiotherapy practice for children with ataxia following surgical resection of posterior fossa tumour
Helen Hartley, Bernie Carter, Lisa Bunn, Barry Pizer, Steven Lane, Ram Kumar, Elizabeth Cassidy
Objective: To determine current international practice regarding physiotherapy input for children with ataxia following surgery for posterior fossa tumour. Design: An e-survey covering the following domains: participant demographics, treatment/intervention, virtual training, intensity/timing of treatment, and aims and outcomes of physiotherapy management. Participants: Physiotherapists involved ...
Pages: 1-9
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Successful treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome with intrathecal baclofen
Saul Geffen, Nick Chiang
Intrathecal baclofen therapy is a recognized treatment for severe spasticity. We report here a case of stiff person syndrome in Australia, treated with intrathecal baclofen followed by a rehabilitation programme with substantial clinical and functional improvements. A 59-year-old woman diagnosed with stiff person syndrome had become hoist-dependent and required full care due to severe spasticity o ...
Pages: 1-3
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