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Bonewit #7

Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing- Shelby

Ambulation Walking or moving from one place to another
Ambulatory Able to walk as opposed to bed or a wheelchair
Brace An orthopedic device used to support and hold a part of the body in the ocrrect position to allow functioning and healing
Compress A soft, moist, absorbent cloth that is folded in several layers and applied to apart of the body in the local application of heat or cold.
Edema The retention of fluid in the tissues, resultingin swelling.
Erythema Redding of te skin caused by dilation of supperficial blood vessels in the skin
Long Arm Cast A cast that extends from the axiall to the fingers of the hanf, usually witha end in the elbow
Long Leg Cast A cast that extends from the midthigh to the toes
Maceration The softening an breakdown of the skin as a result of prolonged exposure to moister
Orthopediest A physician that specializes in the diagnosis and treatmentof disorders o the musculoskeletal system, which included 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 caused injury to the ligaments
Strain an over streaching of a muscle caused by trauma
Suppuration The process of pus formation.
Exudate A discharge produced by the body's tissues.
Created by: shelbycrank