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PHYSICAL AGENTS TO PROMOTE TISSUE HEALING

ABBREVIATONS FOR CHAPTER 7
STUDY
PLAY
AMBULATION
WALKING OR MOVING FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER
BRACE
AN ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE USED TO SUPPORT AND HOLD A PART OF THE BODY IN THE CORRECT POSITION TO ALLOW FUNCTIONING AND HEALING.
COMPRESS
A SOFT, MOIST, ABSORBENT CLOTH THAT IS FOLDED IN SEVERAL LAYERS AND APPLIED TO A PART OF THE BODY IN THE LOCAL APPLICATION OF HEAT OR COLD.
EDEMA
THE RETENTION OF FLUID IN THE TISSUES, RESULTING IN SWELLING.
ERYTHEMA
REDDING OF THE SKIN CAUSED BY DILATION OF SUPERFICIAL BLOOD VESSELS IN THE SKIN.
EXUDATE
A DISCHARGE PRODUCED BY THE BODYS TISSUES.
LONG ARM CHEST
A CAST THAT EXTENDS FROM THE AXILLA TO THE FINGERS.
MACERATION
A CAST THAT BEGINS JUST BELOW THE KNEE AND EXTENDS TO THE TOES.
ORTHOPEDIST
A PHYSICIAN WHO SPECIALIZES IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DISORDERS OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
SHORT LEG CAST
A CAST THAT BEGINS JUST BELOW THE KNEE AND EXTENDS TO THE TOES.
SPLINT
AN ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE USED TO SUPPORT AND IMMOLBOLIZE A PART OF THE BODY.
SPRAIN
AN OVERSTRETCHING OF MUSCLE CAUSED BY TRAUMA
SUPPURATION
THE PROCESS OF PUS FORMATION