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Bonewit Chapt 7

Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing- Sierra Waugh

Ambulation Walking or moving from one pace to another.
Ambulatory Able to walk as opposed to being confined to bed or a wheelchair.
Brace An orthopedic device used to support and hold a part of the body in the correct position to allow functioning and healing.
Compress A soft, moist, abosorbent cloth that is folded in several layers and applied to a part of the body in the local application of heat or cold.
Edema Swelling.
Erythema Reddening of the skin caused by dilation of superficial blood vessels in the skin.
Exudate A discharge produced by the bodys tissues.
Long arm cast A cast that extends from the axilla to the fingers of the hand, usually with a bend in the elbow.
Long leg cast A cast that extends from the mid thigh to the toes.
Maceration The softening and breaking down of the skin as a result of prolonged exposure to moisture.
Orthopedist A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Short arm cast A cast that extends from below the elbow to the fingers.
Short leg cast A cast that begins just below the knee and extends to the toes.
Soak The direct immersion of a body part in water or a medicated solution.
Splint An orthopedic device used to support and immobilize a part of the body.
Sprain Trauma to a joint that causes injury to the ligaments.
Strain An overstretching of a muscle caused by trauma.
Suppuration The process of pus formation.
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