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3 phases of the healing process?
1. inflammation Response (2-4 days)
2. Fibroblastic Repair (4-6 wks)
3. Maturation- Remodeling (?)
What are the typical signs of inflammation?
Redness, Swelling, Tenderness, Increase skin temp, and loss of function
Is inflammation good or bad?
both. Good: brings healing ingredients to the area, lets one know you are hurt
Bad: uncared for can cause permanent disability, signs of infection
What is Wolff's law?
bone and soft tissue will respond to the physical demands placed on them, causing them to remodel or realign along lines of tensile fore
What are some factors that indeed healing?
1. Extent of injury 2. Edema 3. Hemorrhage 4. poor vascular supply 5. Separation of tissue 6. Muscle spasms
What are the negative aspects of edema (swelling)?
1. separation of tissue
2. inhibits neuromuscular control
3. produces reflexive neurological changes
4. impedes nutrition to injured area
What type of tissue has the weakest healing capacity due to its decreased blood supply?
cartilage
What conditions slow fracture healing?
1. poor blood supply
2. poor immobilization
3. infection
Acute vs. chronic pain?
Acute: less that 6 months in duration, alerts to injury
Chronic: great than 6 mo. duration, pain that continues longer than usual normal healing time