Background Typically occur from high impact sources, with potential for other medical complications. Often managed with closed treatment. Approximately 10% require surgical intervention. Injury normally takes 6-12 weeks to heal. Considerations & Concerns Avoid heavy lifting up to 6 weeks. ...
Background A sling acts as an immobilization device. A fracture cannot heal unless it is prevented from moving. Immobilization also helps the bone fragments fuse together by keeping them in the correct position. Slings should be worn at all...
So your patient has one upper extremity, or even worse, bilateral non-weightbearing precautions, likely due to distal radius fracture(s). Does this mean OT cannot do any activities with them? Is everything not attempted for safety in your initial evaluation? In...

PRAFO Boot Uses

PRAFO - Pressure Relief Ankle Foot Orthosis Worn on the calf and foot similar to a boot Used for patient's who spend a significant amount of time in bed Prevents pressure ulcers from developing on the back of the...

Fracture Healing Times

Upper Extremity Callus formation: 2-3 weeks Union: 4-6 weeks Lower Extremity Callus formation: 2-3 weeks Union: 8-12 weeks Union has indications for weight bearing Check for MD orders prior to mobilizing Terms: Stable: clinical union vs. Unstable Displaced: long axis does not align Open vs....

Amputation Levels

Amputation is identified by which joint or long bone has been amputated. Above knee (AKA): transfemoral Below knee (BKA): transtibial Below ankle: transmetatarsal Above elbow: transhumeral Below elbow: transradial Below wrist: transmetacarpal Disarticulation: across a joint such as hip, wrist,...

Colles’ Fracture (Distal Radius)

Etiology Most common mechanism of injury is a fall on an outstretched hand. The wrist usually lands in extension and the forearm in pronation. Facts Most common injury to the wrist May result in limited wrist flexion, extension, forearm pronation & supination ...