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closed reduction, external fixation of a fracture
external manipulation of a fracture to regain alignment along with application of an external device to protect and hold the bone in place while healing
casting
use of a stiff, solid dressing around a limb or other body part to immobilize it during healing
splinting
use of a rigid device to immobilize or restrain a broken bone or injured body part; provides less support than a case, but can be adjusted easier to accomodate for swelling
traction
(Tx)
application of a pulling force to a fractured bone or dislocated joint to maintain proper position during healing
closed reduction, percutaneous fixation of a fracture
external manipulation of a fracture to regain alignment, follwed by insertion of one or more pins through the skin to maintain position - often includes use of fixator
orthosis
use of an orthopedic appliance to maintain a bone's position or provide limb support (e.g. back, knee, or wrist brace)
physical therapy
(PT)
treatment to rehabilitate patients disabled by illness or injurty; involving many different modalities
prosthesis
artificial replacement for a diseased or missing body part such as hip, joint, or limb
analgesic
drug that relieves pain
anti-inflammatory
drug that reduces inflammation
antipyretic
drug that reduces fever
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
(NSAID)
group of drugs with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic properties