Search for dissertations about: "Orthosis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the word Orthosis.

  1. 1. Chronic lateral instability of the ankle joint : natural course, pathophysiology and steroradiographic evaluation of conservative and surgical treatment

    Author : Richard Löfvenberg; Per Renström; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Ankle-Joint-Instability; Kinematics; Ligament; Osteoarthritis; Orthosis; Proprioception; Radiology; Reaction time; Stereo-Photogrammetry; Subtalar; Surgery;

    Abstract : Chronic lateral instability of the ankle (CLI), defined as frequent sprains and recurrent giving way, difficulty in walking and running on uneven surface, is often connected with pain and swollen ankles. It occurs in 10 to 20 percent after acute ankle injuries. READ MORE

  2. 2. Prosthetic and Orthotic Services in Developing Countries

    Author : Lina Magnusson; Gerd Ahlström; Malcom MacLachlan; Jönköping University; []
    Keywords : Assistive device; Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities; disability; low-income countries; mobility; orthosis; prosthesis; satisfaction; QUEST;

    Abstract : Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to generate further knowledge about prosthetic and orthotic services in developing countries. In particular, the thesis focused on patient mobility and satisfaction with prosthetic and orthotic devices, satisfaction with service delivery, and the views of staff regarding clinical practice and education. READ MORE

  3. 3. On lumbar spine stabilization

    Author : Paul Axelsson; Lund Ortopedi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Kirurgi; orthopaedics; traumatology; Surgery; lumbar orthosis.; external pedicular fixation; adjacent segment; intervertebral mobility; Posterolateral lumbar fusion; roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis; ortopedi; traumatologi;

    Abstract : 71 consecutive posterolateral lumbar fusions without decompression or internal fixation were evaluated with a mean follow-up time of 3.5 (2-7) years. The diagnoses were spondylolysis-olisthesis in 43 cases, degenerative disc disease and/or facet joint arthrosis in 16 cases and pain post laminectomy/ decompression in 12 cases. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Hand in Manual Work - Physiological and Psychophysical studies

    Author : Lena Johansson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : hand; pressure; muscle activity; laser doppler flowmeter; perception; manual work; hand tool; drilling machine; cutaneous blood flow; wrist orthosis;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the hand in manual work. In particular, we have studied what happens to skin and muscles when gripping a hand tool. Different aspects of gripping that will be discussed are: pressure on the hand, effects on the skin blood flow, muscle activity and the use of wrist orthoses. READ MORE

  5. 5. Evaluation of treatment and follow-up methods in children with clubfoot

    Author : Evgenia Manousaki; Lund Ortopedi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Clubfoot; orthosis; relapse; foot length; foot growth; foot rotation;

    Abstract : .... READ MORE