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terminology review 7

chapter seven

embulation walking or moving from one place to another
ambulatury able to walk as opposed to being confined to bed or a wheel chair
brace an orthopedic devised to support and hold a part of the body in the correct position to allow funtioning and healing
compress a sot, moist, absorbent cloth that is folded in several layers and applied to a part of the body in the local application of heat and cold
edema the retention of fluids in the tissue resulting in swelling
erythema reddening of the skin caused by dilation of superfical blood vessels in the skin
exudate a discharge product by the bodys tissue
long arm cast a cast that extends from the axilla to the fingers of the hand usually with a bendin 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 whos specialized int he diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system which includes the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscular, and nerves
short arm cast a cast that extends from the below the elbow to the fingers
short leg cast a cast that begains just below the knees and extends to the toes
soak the direct immersion of a body part in water or a medicated solution
splint an orthopedic devise used to support and immonblize a part of the body
sprain an overstretching of the muscular caused by trauma
suppuration the process of pus formation
sprain trauma to joints that cause injury to the ligments
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