Card Set Information
_______ is used to minimize muscle spasms; to reduce, align, and immobilize fractures; to reduce deformity; and to increase space between opposing surfaces.
________ traction is applied directly to the bone.
a __________ is a soft tissue injury produced by blunt force, such as a blow, kick, or fall, causing small blood vessels to rupture and bleed into soft tissues (ecchymosis, or bruising)
What does RICE stand for?
rest, ice, compression, elevation
_______ the single most important factor in obtaining union of the bones.
What do u keep at the bedside for a patient with an amputation?
A large tourniquet. (tourniquet large enough to fit extremity)
________: Pulled muscle-injury to the musculcoteninous unit
_______: injury to ligaments and supporting muscle fiber around a joint
_____________: articular surfaces of the joint are not in contact
________ is prolongation of expected healing time for a fracture.