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AuthorBarouk, Louis Samuel. author
TitleForefoot Reconstruction [electronic resource] / by Louis Samuel Barouk
ImprintParis : Springer Paris : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Louis Samuel Barouk Beams, chevrons, scarf, mortises and tenons, where we achieve a harmonized I balanced arcs and vaults . . . All these architectural terms transversal and longitudinal decompression of the find their meaning in anatomical studies of the forefoot. It's because of this "release" that these foot, the superbly crafted mechanism which techniques are now practically painless for the enables humans to stand upright on just a few patient. square inches. Indeed, the patient has always been at the But it only takes one axis to be misaligned, center of our studies on forefoot reconstruction. one rafter slightly off-beam, and the remarkable We have developed a complete patient-support construction will shift, bringing down the edifice. system that begins with the first consultation This is why, as opposed to some of past when we give patients a guidebook explaining practices, forefoot surgery should be designed all the stages of our footcare approach, through and applied in respect to the overall architecture the surgery and the postoperative care using a of the foot. We must constantly bear in mind footwear system that we have designed and what direct or subsequent consequences surgery developed. This has enabled our patients to will have on a specific part of the foot; in terms recover their autonomy and be self-sufficient in of its static and biomechanical future in the just a few days after their operation. medium to long-term

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