Monday, 30 November 2009

Contraindications to movement

Infection - Potential to spread bugs around in a joint

Recent Unstable Fractures


Pregnancy - Hormone relaxin released causing abnormal laxity in ligaments and muscles etc

Infection in a bone - Osteomyelitis

No consent

Unknown diagnosis

DVT - Can be a risk to anyone who's been immobilised for a significant period or post surgery, essentially thrombosis in the veins. Movement can cause the clot to come loose and potentially get stuck in lungs (pulmonary embelism), heart or brain.

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