Low inertia, rigid limb fixation using glass fibre casting bandage

  • R. L. Morier
  • P. L. Weiss
  • R. E. Kearney
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Keywords

Fibreglass casts Joint assessment Limb fixation Low inertia 

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© IFMBE 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Morier
    • 1
  • P. L. Weiss
    • 1
  • R. E. Kearney
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Physical & Occupational Therapy and Biomedical Engineering UnitMcGill UniversityMontréalCanada

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