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The most notable feature of this book is its completeness; it is almost encyclopedic in nature. To the expert the title has served to renew the discussion of the proper term, either orthetics or orthotics. To the uninitiated it is enough to say that it concerns the subject of bracing. Perhaps more important is the Etcetera, which has allowed the editor and his collaborators to introduce a group of related topics which seem pertinent and proper in this book and which, in some instances, are not readily available in any other book.
The first three chapters are devoted to general indications, principles, mechanics, power, and control. The next five chapters are rather detailed discussions of materials and their characteristics that are used in braces. The next nine chapters concern the matter of bracing per se, both by the part of the body to be braced and by the special characteristics
Darling RC. Orthotics, Etcetera. Arch Neurol. 1966;15(6):673. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470180113015
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