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A Question about Bracing

Brian Tiburzi

Question: What type of brace would you recommend for a post-polio patient with poor strength in the thigh muscles? We are in New Hampshire, USA. Answer: As for your patient, I am going to break down my remarks into two sections, depending on some of the characteristics of your patient. Since your email said your patient had muscle weakness in the thigh, …

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Technology


Daniel J. Wilson, PhD, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania I have now been struggling with the effects of post-polio syndrome for nearly twenty years. It first appeared as a weakness in my right leg, the one most affected by polio, in 1987. Over the ensuing two decades, the leg has gotten weaker and I began to have breathing problems at night. …