Also during the assessment, it is noted that Mrs. Brey is noted to have limited range of motion which is normal findings with a person with osteoarthritis as well as finding tenderness and swelling of the joints in the fingers and hands. A strength of 4/5 is a positive finding in a patient who is diagnosed with osteoarthritis as it is expected to have weakness, as well as finding no curvature in the spine as that can also be an advanced finding in osteoarthritis. (D’Mico and Barbarito, 2016). With the x-ray findings both a Colle’s fracture and osteoporosis are found. Colle’s fractures or distal radius fractures are common with both osteoporosis and osteoarthritis patients due to the fragility of the bones and the nature of the falls. (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons). Pain control is very important and care of the cast that is placed. It is imperative to teach normal finding to expect such as capillary refill explaining that if in uncontrolled pain, if fingers pale, mottled or blue, if the cap refill is greater the three seconds it is a medical and if the swelling feels extreme, it is a medical emergency and she must go the local emergency room
OSTEOARTHRITIS 3 immediately as she might have compartment syndrome. Also it is important the Mrs. Brey
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- Fall '17
- keisha lovence
- Bone fracture, Distal radius fracture