exhibity - Craig Nowakowski Paramedic Class 4 Why do...

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Paramedic Class 4 Why do newborns have their hip joints examined regularly? It takes a number of years for the hip bones to completely fuse. Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a childhood condition caused by abnormal development of the hip joint. All newborns are examined for DDH at birth, and the growth and development of your child's hips should also be examined during regular well-child checkups until he or she begins walking normally. If the results of a physical exam are unclear, an imaging test such as an ultrasound or X-ray may be used to evaluate your child's hip joints What happens when a knee dislocates? Dislocated kneecap is when the triangle-shaped bone covering the knee (patella) moves or slides out of place. The problem usually occurs toward the outside of the leg. Dislocated kneecaps most often occur in women. It is usually a result of sudden direction changes while running. This puts the knee under stress. Dislocation may also occur as a direct result of injury. When it is dislocated, the kneecap may slip sideways and around to the outside of the knee. What are the differences between tendons, cartilage, and ligaments? Tendons - connect muscle to bone Ligaments - connect bone to bone Cartilage - padding for bones most commonly at joints and where bones connect What is the purpose of the fontanelles? Fontanelles are soft spots on a baby's head which, during birth, enable the soft bony plates of the skull to flex, allowing the head to pass through the birth canal. Fontanelles are usually completely hardened by a child's second birthday, and will eventually form the sutures of the neurocranium. Consider the importance of a traction splint for a mid-shaft femur fracture? A traction splint is used to treat severe bone fractures by holding the broken bone immobile and by applying pressure along its length. The use of traction splints by pre- hospital care providers greatly reduces the pain of trauma from such fractures, and traction splints are a near-universal piece of ambulance equipment. Traction splints are most commonly used for fractures of the femur, or upper leg bone. In such fractures, the surrounding muscles often cramp (contract), pulling the bone ends past each other and causing more trauma (and more cramping). Notice where you would place a needle for a needle decompression?
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