The_Thorax - Rib Fractures Costochondral Separation and...

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05/29/11 1 The Thorax PED 217
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History Previous history, how long has it been bothering pt., pop, snap or nothing?, footwear?, swelling?, mechanism?, location of pain Palpation Pain at joint line Observation Minor swelling, no dislocation, deformity?, limping? ROM 2
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05/29/11 3 Anatomy “Chest” Between the base of the neck and diaphragm Protects vital respiratory and circulatory organs Also assists lungs in inspiration and expiration during breathing
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Assessment Histpry Observation Palpation ROM Special Tests Auscultations (listening to heart sounds) Percussions Compression (squeeze anteriorly to posteriorly) 05/29/11 4
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05/29/11 5 Thoracic Injuries Breast Problems Implant issues, breast feading Rib Contusions
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Unformatted text preview: Rib Fractures Costochondral Separation and Dislocation From strenum or from the bac 05/29/11 6 Injuries to the Lungs/Heart Pneumothorax – plueral cavity filled with air Spontaneous Traumatic Tension- shortness of breath and chest pain on side of injury Hemothorax- blood in the pleural cavity Caused by: • Tearing or puncture • Compression Symptoms • Pain • Difficulty breathing • Cyanosis Traumatic asphyxia – violent blow to rib cage (ex: car Sudden death Symptoms Chest pains or discomfort during exertion Heart palpitations or flutters Syncope Nausea Profuse sweating Heart murmurs Shortnesss of breath Fever 05/29/11 7...
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course PED 217 taught by Professor Bartz during the Spring '08 term at Grand Valley State.

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