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Ch. 11-Musculoskeletal Injuries Ch. 11-Musculoskeletal Injuries 1
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  The Musculoskeletal System 1. It gives shape or form to the body. 2. It supports the body, allowing it to stand erect. 3. It provides the basis for locomotion, or movement, by  giving muscles a place to attach, and it contains joints  (where bones are joined together by ligaments) that  allow movement. 4. It forms protection for major body organs, such as the  brain (skull), the heart and lungs (rib cage), pelvic  organs, and the spinal cord (vertebrae). 2
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Sprains   First Aid Care (RICE) 1.  Rest —have the victim stay off the injured part  completely and not use the joint at all.  2.  Ice —cold relieves pain and prevents or reduces selling  and inflammation. Immediately put cold packs,  crushed ice, or cold towels on the injured area, or  immerse it in ice water for 20 to 30 minutes at a time  every 2 hours. 3.  Compression —to limit internal bleeding and compress  fluid from the injury site, wrap a compression  bandage (usually an elastic one) in an overlapping  spiral that supports the entire injured area.  4.  Elevation —limits circulation, reduces swelling, and  encourages lymphatic drainage.   3 Signs and symptoms : Signs and symptoms : Pain Pain Swelling Swelling Deformity Deformity Discoloration of the skin Discoloration of the skin Inability to use the  Inability to use the  affected part normally affected part normally An injury in which ligaments are stretched and  An injury in which ligaments are stretched and  partially or completely torn partially or completely torn
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Dislocations   First Aid Care Activate the EMS system immediately, then: 1. Immobilize all dislocations 
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HK 280 taught by Professor Trembath during the Fall '07 term at Purdue.

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