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Unformatted text preview: findings include an apparent short femur on the
affected side, asymmetry of the gluteal skinfolds, and limited range of motion in the affected extremity.
165. Juvenile Idiopathis Arthritis (JIA) During painful episodes of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, hot or cold packs and splinting and
positioning the affected joint in a neutral position help reduce the pain. Although resting the extremity is appropriate, beginning
simple isometric or tensing exercises as soon as the child is able is important. These exercises do not involve joint movement.
166. Fracture While the cast is drying, the palms of the hands are used to lift the cast. If the fingertips are used, indentations in the cast
could occur and cause constant pressure on the underlying skin. Small toys and sharp objects are kept away from the cast and no
objects (including padded objects) are placed inside the cast because of the risk of altered skin integrity. The extremity is
elevated to prevent swelling and the physician is notified immediately if any signs of neurovascular impairment...
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- Spring '14