Burn injuries are very much common across globe and specially in developing countries. Burn care requires expertise and sophisticated health care facility. Unfortunately, Burn Surgery has always been a neglected part of Surgery & Allied Sciences. The published literature is not adequate and a lot has to be done yet. Different treatment options and modalities are practiced in different settings and tertiary care hospitals. This comparative study focuses on the treatment of Postburn flexion contracture of fingers which is a grave condition for burn victim. Post burn contractures affecting function remain the most frustrating late complication of burn injury. The fingers, because of their terminal anatomical location, are at the real risk in any burn of the upper extremity even if they are not directly involved. When burned, the extensor surface of the digits is more critical because of the superficial location of the tendons and the bony structure. The volar surface of the fingers is well padded and the flexor tendons are well protected, but any deep burn in this location will cause flexion contractures.
The medical term for itch is pruritus. Itch is an unpleasant sensation on the skin that provokes the desire to rub or scratch the area to obtain relief. Itch can cause discomfort and frustration; in severe cases it can lead to disturbed sleep, anxiety and depression.Our book highlights the lack of standardized tools for pruritic assessment.This can be accounted for by the non-availability of validated objective methods for itch quantification.Novel treatments are necessary. However, well-designed clinical trials require appropriate outcome measures to evaluate the response of pruritus to treatment
Evaluation of the flexion-relaxation response has been used to objectively assess the neuromuscular adaptation associated with low back pain, and has attracted much clinical interest due its impressive ability to distinguish between low back pain patients and pain-free controls. However, there appears to be a lack of consensus as to what actually constitutes flexion-relaxation in a normal population. Additionally, the influence of other factors such as electrode position and the flexion task being performed is unclear. In this book, the flexion-relaxation response is evaluated using different methods, and the influence of different electrode sites and flexion tasks is determined. This information will help in providing recommendations for flexion-relaxation quantification, and should be particularly useful to professionals in the field of human biomechanics and movement.
Knee Joint is the largest and the most complex joint in the human body. Knee joint is subjected to degenerative diseases in the elderly. These diseases lead to the total degeneration of the meniscus in the knee which in turn results to the rubbing of the bones in the knee joint. The rubbing of bones causes enormous amount of pain. Total knee arthroplasty is the end stage surgical procedure for pain relief in degenerative diseases like arthritis. The articulating surfaces in the knee joint are replaced by metal components and the meniscus is replaced by a plastic spacer. The entire metal and the plastic spacer together are called the Artificial Knee. There are many models of artificial knee, which had been designed so far in 5 to 6 decades of arthroplasty history. This book details a research which was aimed to design an artificial knee customized for eastern lifestyles, which emphasizes the high flexion- extension range of over 125 degrees. This high flexion can provide the comfort of squatting/ semi squatting even after the Total Knee Replacement [TKR].
' - the hand was writhing in agonized contortions, squirming and wriggling upon the nail like a worm upon a hook. 'We'll keep it there until it dies,' he said. 'May I burn in hell, if I ever open the door of that safe again'. The brilliant and scary The Beast with Five Fingers, is the first entry in this mammoth collection of strange and chilling short stories by W. F. Harvey, an unjustly neglected author of supernatural tales. This unique volume demonstrates clearly that Harvey is one of the masters of the genre. Along with such classics as August Heat, which concerns two strangers whose individual fates become inextricably entwined in a nightmare scenario and the gruesome school yarn, The Dabblers, you will find such minor masterpieces of the uncanny as The Man Who Hated Aspidistras, Sarah Bennet's Possession, The Habeas Corpus Club and many more stories which refreshingly avoid the cliche while at the same time creating that wonderfully eerie sense of fear.
Beast with Five Fingers (Tales of Mystery & Supernatural)