Flashcards in Ortho Deck (11):
with fractures, you should worry about ____.
splints help to prevent _____.
fat emboli and muscle spasm
most important thing : neurovascular checks! what are neurovascular checks?
with what type of fractures do you see fat embolism in?
long bones (femur)
(same fractures that can lead to shock)
what people tend to get fat emboli?
what is the time frame for fat emboli?
young males because they tend to be more risk takers
first 36 hours
increased pressure within a limited space
what does traction do?
decreases muscle spasms, reduces and immobilizes
what is skin traction used for?
used for short term to relieve muscle spasm and immobilze until surgery.
most common- bucks
which type of traction is used for prolonged traction is needed?
steinman pins, crutchfield, gardner-well tongs and halo vest
with total hip replacement, what exercise can the client do while still confined to the bed?