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Pediatric Hip Stability Assessment

    Pediatric Hip Stability Assessment Congenital hip dislocation (CHD) is a condition that can occur in utero.  Another name for this condition is “developmental dysplasia of the hip.”  Hip instability is one of the most common abnormality in newborns.  Approximately 1 in 10 have hip instability.  The pathogenesis has been identified to be caused …

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Strategy to Palpate Carpal Bones

                          Strategy to Palpate Carpal Bones Palpation can be challenging when the structures being identified are as small or smaller than your own fingertip.  This is the case of the carpal bones.  Palpation in such compact areas requires a thorough knowledge of the relationship of the structures.  Palpation should be a performed in a …

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Estimating 1-Repetition Maximum

                                Estimating 1-Repetition Maximum Effective rehabilitation requires appropriate dosing of therapeutic exercise.  Dosing is traditionally based on 1-repetition maximum (1-RM) lifting.  Achieving therapeutic goals are related to using the appropriate percentage of a given 1-RM.   A Soviet sports scientist named A.S. Prilepin developed the Prilepin’s Chart …

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Role of Nutrition in Orthopedics

                                         Role of Nutrition in Orthopedics BACK-STORY:   For many years, I have been interested in the role of nutrition in healthcare.  As an academic, I have tried to infuse this material into the various pathology and orthopedic courses I teach.  Recently, I assigned the DPT students a pathology paper to address the mechanism of …

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