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Functional Fracture Bracing

Tibia, Humerus, and Ulna

  • Augusto Sarmiento
  • Loren L. Latta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 1-19
  3. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 21-140
  4. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 141-203
  5. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 205-230
  6. Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
    Pages 231-277
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-281

About this book

Introduction

At the writing of this book, the United States is in the midst of an intense public debate concerning a widely perceived need for reform of the Health Care Delivery System. The reform is primarily aimed at the provision of medical insurance to a large segment of the population currently deprived of that coverage and to the reduction of the escalating costs of medical care. Solutions to the existing problems have been elusive because the causes of the dilemma are multifactorial, complex, and diffucult to identify clearly. There is, however, general consensus that the use and abuse of technology has played a major role in the growing costs of medical care. The importance of fracture care in the overall financing of the health care reform is significant, since injuries to the musculoskeletal system are responsible for a very large percentage of the general expenditures in this area. The cost is not limited to hospitalization and professional services, but also impacts the economy with tempo­ rary or permanent interruption of individual productivity.

Keywords

Functional Fracture Bracing Tibia, Humerus and Ulna biomechanics care evaluation fracture patients philosophy research treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Augusto Sarmiento
    • 1
    • 2
  • Loren L. Latta
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of MiamiMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03093-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03095-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03093-6
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