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Chapter 7

chapter 7;Brittany Benning #1

ambulation- walking or moving from one place 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, absorbent cloth that is folded in several layers and applied to a part of the body in the local application of heat or cold.
edema- The retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling.
erythema- Reddening of the skin caused by dilation of superficial blood vessels in the skin.
exudate- A discharge produced by the body's 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 midthigh 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 which includes the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
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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