Cerebral palsy and foot deformities
This research was completed on 31 March 2005
|Project Leader||Mr T Theologis, MD, MSc, PhD, Mrs N Thompson, MSc, MCSP, Dr M E Harrington, BEng, DPhil and Dr A B Zavatsky, MA, DPhil.|
|Location||Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford in conjunction with the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.|
|Grant awarded||12 July 2001|
|Start date||19 November 2001|
|End date||31 March 2005|
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