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ALS Final Study Guide
Terms in this set (121)
- distribute weight over the widest possible surface
- keep overall width of the chair as narrow as possible
What is the objective of seat width?
- to distribute weight along the sitting surface by bearing weight along the entire length of the THIGH to just behind the knee
What is the objective of seat depth?
How much clearance should there be between the w/c seat and the back of the knee?
How much clearance show there be on each side of the hip?
How much clearance should there be between the footrest and the floor?
- decreased use of UE
- limited endurance
- shoulder dysfunction
Why would you choose a power w/c?
Hand rails should extend above the top/bottom (nosing) of stairs.
20-30 degrees of extension (30)
What is the functional position of the wrist?
10-20 degrees of extension (20)
What is the resting of the position of the wrist?
-7-9 degrees of extension
How is the wrist usually placed for carpal tunnel syndrome when splinting?
- palmer abduction
- slight opposition for function
How should you position the thumb for splinting CTS?
- if possible wear time should be built up over a few days
- clinician to perform frequent skin checks and ensure patient is aware of cleaning with mild soap and warm water
- cannot put in washing machine, dishwasher or hot car it will begin to melt at 135*
What are some things to know for wear/care of splint?
What should the pattern resemble in resting hand splint?
When fabricating a resting hand splint, ideally how do you want your pt. positioned?
micro-trauma occurs to the skin because of friction or pressure
What does an ill-fitting splint do to the skin?
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