Deciding on which supportive device, orthotic, or prosthetic is best suited for a given patient is a complex process involving many different factors. The ability to manage biomechanical abnormalities successfully can be enhanced by an understanding of the properties of the various materials that comprise these devices, their effect on functional performance, and other associated patient factors. Veterinary health care providers are faced with the challenge of effectively addressing the physiologic and fiscal needs of the patient in a rapidly changing patient care environment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2005|
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