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Bonewit # 7

Physical Agents to Promote Tissue Healing-emily

Ambulation Walking or moving from one place to another.
Ambulatory Able to walk as opposed to being confined to bed or wheelchair.
Brace An orthopedic device used to support and hold a part of the body in the correct position to allow functioning.
Compress a soft moist, absorbent cloth that is folded in several layer and applied to a part of the body in a local application of heat or cold.
Edema The retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling.
Erythema Reddening of the skin cause 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 midith 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, liagments, 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 direst immersion of a body part in water or a medicated solution
splint an orthopedic device used 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 cause by trauma
suppuration the process of puss formation
Created by: emilylawson