INJURIES TO MUSCLES
Muscles are of two types, voluntary and involuntary. Injuries occur to the voluntary or skeletal muscles. These may be due to overstretching, or tearing due to violent or sudden movements. Muscle injuries are of the following types.
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Your role is a decisive one, in deciding how long and more importantly, how well, your loved one lives. I hope that this material helps you accomplish a substantial quality of life, for yourself as well as your patient.
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They occur as due to shearing or compression of the skin. Loose sports shoes may cause blisters over the heels. A narrow toe shoe may cause blisters on the fifth toe.
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A blow to the nose causes nasal injuries, as in boxing bout. The condition is diagnosed by the following features.
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Some helpful thoughts
1. For every stone of body weight we have approximately one pint of blood.
2. The average healthy adult can lose up to 850 ml without serious effect. In children, half a pint can be critical.
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Achilles tendon is the tendon of the calf muscles attached to the heel of the foot. Its inflammation is diagnosed by the following features.
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Slings are used :
1. To afford support or rest to an upper limb.
2. To prevent the weight of an upper limb pulling on or moving the chest, shoulder or neck.
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The first rule in any treatment modality for wounds is cleanliness. Prevention of infection is the only assurance that a wound will heal well.
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A disinfectant or a germicide is an agent used for killing micro¬organisms and their spores which cause diseases. Various disinfectants are shown in the following table.
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□ TEPID SPONGING
Sponging is the process in which the patient’s body is cleaned with soap and wet cloth while the patient remains in bed. Ordinary sponging is never required by the first aider, but tepid sponging may be required. It is done so as to reduce the body temperature in cases of high fever. The method is as follows.
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