Flashcards in Musculoskeletal Pathologies Deck (13):
Bruising or rupture of small blood vessels
Injury to ligaments around a joint (common location ankle and knee)
Stretching of muscles or tendons (common locations lower back, calf, hamstrings)
Assessment finding in soft tissue injury
Complete healing time of soft tissue injury
Sprain/strain nursing care
In acute phase ( protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation, pain control.
After acute phase of strain, sprain (24 - 48 hrs)
Warm moist heat
Mov of joint to improve circulation and healing time
Nursing care for strain and sprain (rise)
Incomplete displacement of joint
What are the types of fractures
Stress or fatigue
What are the signs or symptoms of fractures.
Pain Crepitus (sound with movement)
Swelling Impaired sensation
Explain fractures healing process.
Bone cells die, soft tissue damage occurs (inflammatory reaction), fibrin clot form (fracture hematoma), osteoblasts act, form callus