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Hemiplegic children with a thumb-in-palm deformity: An evaluation of surgical treatment using 8 mm cine films and video recordings

R. Sinclair-Smith, L. J. Arens
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 46, No 3 | a785 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v46i3.785 | © 2018 R. Sinclair-Smith, L. J. Arens | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 2018 | Published: 31 August 1990

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R. Sinclair-Smith, Vista Nova School, South Africa
L. J. Arens, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town and Chief Medical Officer, Vista Nova School, South Africa

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Abstract

The pre- and post-operative 8mm cine-films and video films taken of seven hemiplegic children were reviewed. All seven have received regular and intensive physiotherapy but required surgery to obtain a good supportive functional hand. Video recordings provided a very useful method of assessing the outcome of hand surgery.


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