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  • Civil War Effects On America Essay

    civil war weren’t doctors prior. The most common operation of the Civil War was amputation. The guns of the war brought with them the minie ball. The minie ball was a bullet that could fracture human bone. Two shots fractured 5.5 inches of a man’s femur, the largest bone in the human body. Because the number of wounded soldiers vastly outnumbered the surgeons, the soldiers had to wait. They had to wait for so long, they were fed crackers to keep from starving. The Civil War affected those…

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  • Disadvantages Of Posterior Cruciate Ligament

    Posterior Cruciate Ligament Everybody has experience an injury in their life. If people where to sit down and think about all the injury’s they have had they could name a few. Some people would say their shoulder. Many people would say their hand or their foot. A lot of people can say that they injured their knee. It seems like knee injuries are more common now than ever. There are many athletes every year that suffer from a knee injury. Wither it be a professional athletes or a college athlete…

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  • Nursing Case Studies Essay

    DOI: 01/24/2012. Patient is a 34-year-old female certified nursing assistant who incurred a work-related injury to her low back when she reached down to adjust wheelchair brakes and he felt low back pain. Patient is diagnosed with lumbar spine sprain with radiculopathy, right knee lateral meniscal tear, cervical spine sprain, right shoulder sprain, and right wrist and hand sprain. She is status post right knee arthroscopic sub-total lateral meniscectomy, chondroplasty of lateral femoral condyle…

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  • Student Athletes Knee

    Athletes Knee“d” Answers In the span of a year, approximately 200,000 - 300,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgeries are performed, of those surgeries, 90% are student athletes. Just last year, the amount of ACL surgeries increased by 25% , becoming just as popular as concussions and rotator cuff injuries. ACL tears are most common in female basketball and soccer players. Recently, studies have shown that because girls have more of a knock-knee alignment they are 2 to 8 more times to…

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  • Acl Injury Case Study

    Every patient experiences an ACL injury different, but there are some common symptoms associated with an ACL tear. Pain can range from minimal and transient to severe and lasting. The pain may be described as being deep in the knee but more anterior. Most individuals that tear their ACL experience a popping, snapping or tearing sensation during injury. With a tear there will be rapid swelling and weight bearing leads to a feeling of the knee giving way or “just not feel right” as described…

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  • Kinesiology: How To Rehabilitate Athletes

    in today’s sports. Authors Richard T Cotton and Ross Andersen define where an ACL is in the body. “It is located within the joint capsule of the knee. It attaches superiorly on the femur and inferiorly on the tibia” (Cotton and Andersen 354). “The ACL is useful in helping prevent the tibia from moving forward on the femur when doing quadriceps contraction” (Cotton and Andersen 354). They also state “Injuries to the ACL is commonly caused by rapid deceleration (such as a basketball player…

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  • Australopithecus Afarensis Characteristics

    offspring. There was also evidence that the adolescence in this early hominid was much shorter than the modern human. A study by anthropologist Christine Tardieu found that by measuring the femur and its development you could get a good indication of how these early ancestors developed. Her study found that the femur of the Australopithecus afarensis grew much faster, and in a less complete way (in her report she says that there is a certain growth spurt and development missing in A. afarensis,…

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  • The Importance Of Knee Surgery

    Although the efficacy of bracing the knee post-anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery has been widely debated, knee bracing has been regarded as a necessity for protection of the ACL post reconstructive surgery. Functional knee braces are intended to stabilize the knee during rotation, reduce strain on the ACL graft, and are most often seen in in sports that require various, fast direction changes (Paluska & Mckeag , 2000). Typically, the choice of the patient wearing or not wearing a…

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  • Leg Injury Paper

    Common leg injuries are some of the most inhibiting and destructive injuries that can occur. Countless studies have been conducted to reveal if there is a way to possibly prevent these occurrences. Symptoms often develop from everyday usage, overuse, or an injury. Leg injuries are most likely to occur from sports activities. Most of these leg injuries in children and teens occur from playing sports or falls. The risk for these types of injuires increase during contact sports and high-speed…

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  • Personal Narrative-Colored My Perception Of Pain

    Snow blinded my perception as I accelerated down the hill that seemed inconceivably steep which made me go at incredible speeds. After I lost all sensation in my fingers and toes, my heart dropped to the floor after seeing the prodigious slope become steeper. The last thing I recall, is noticing a thick red line that was painted on the hill, becoming less and less visible due to the accumulation of snow. I lingered in the hospital for the next week, dreadfully coming in and out of…

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