Musculoskeletal disorders

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    Musculoskeletal disorders VS 441
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    Skeletal pathology Causes TRAUMA Congenital/conformational Degenerative/developmental Nutritional Neoplasia
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    Trauma--fractures Very common  Open/closed Simple/comminuted Causes Trauma Disease Stress fractures
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    Fractures May have multiple fractures, especially  HBC cases Stabilize whole patient, then stabilize  fracture Splint, Robert Jones Need to go one joint above, one joint below  fracture
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    Fractures Diagnosis Lameness History Palpation Radiographs
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    Fractures Treatment- immobilization Splint Cast Orthopedic surgery Pins Plates/screws External fixation
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    Fractures Complications Non-union Osteomyelitis Soft tissue damage—nerves, blood  vessels, muscle Cast sores
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    Fractures Client education RESTRICT ACTIVITY Observe for swelling of distal limb, odor,  drainage, etc Keep clean and dry Watch for chewing at cast
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2009 for the course VS 441 taught by Professor Newell during the Fall '03 term at Becker College.

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