TIPS: Techniques For Developing Countries [Index]


Practical, inexpensive pediatric orthoapedic treatment techniques for use in the developing world.

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• Before Example [Video] (YouTube)
• After Example [Video] (YouTube)
Benjamin Joseph, Hitesh Shah, & ND Siddesh

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Benjamin Joseph, Hitesh Shah, & ND Siddesh

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Robert A. Yancey

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Hugh Watts

• Spica & Spina Casting With Inexpensive Metal Bar (PDF)
Richard M. Schwend

• Proximal Femoral Osteotomy Fixation (Inexpensive Fixation Alternative) (PDF)
Lynn Staheli

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