Immobilization sentence example

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  • Bracing and immobilization is usually not required if this is the first occurrence of this condition.
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  • Immobilization of a fracture site can be done internally or externally.
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  • The primary goal of immobilization is to maintain the realignment of a bone long enough for healing to start and progress.
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  • Immobilization by external fixation uses splints, casts, or braces.
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  • In a clinical environment, plaster of Paris casts are used for immobilization.
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  • Immobilization refers to the process of holding a joint or bone in place with a splint, cast, or brace.
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  • Immobilization restricts motion to allow the injured area to heal.
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  • When an arm, hand, leg, or foot requires immobilization, the cast, splint, or brace will generally extend from the joint above the injury to the joint below the injury.
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  • For example, an injury to the mid-calf requires immobilization from the knee to the ankle and foot.
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  • They are generally used along with a cast or splint, but are sometimes used alone as a means of immobilization.
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  • Immobilization may also be secured by traction.
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  • Immobilization can also be secured by a form of traction called skin traction.
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  • There are many reasons for immobilization using splints, casts, and braces.
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  • It can be helpful if the child understands why immobilization is being done, as it may help with compliance.
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  • For some children, such as those in traction, immobilization will require long periods of bed rest.
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  • Children can find immobilization very frustrating.
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  • Besides the risk of an unnecessary cesarean section, other risks posed to the mother by EFM include her immobilization in bed.
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  • A person suspected of having a spinal cord injury should not be moved and treatment of SCI begins with immobilization, commonly achieved by enclosing the cervical spine in a rigid collar and use of rigid backboards.
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  • Immobilization prevents further injuries to the cord at the scene of the injury and has helped reduce worsening of any neurological SCI injury.
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