Health Assessment

  1. Synovial vs nonsynovial joints
    • Snovial: free moving, separated by joint cavity
    • Nonsynovial: fixed by fiberous tissue/coratilage
  2. Ligaments
    • Join bone to bone
    • Help prevent movement in directions which would damage joint
  3. Bursa
    • Sack'o'fluid @ joint
    • Can inject steroid-->reduce inflamation. Works much more quickly than orally taken steroids.
  4. Feet must be assessed...
    • Sitting
    • Standing
    • Walking
  5. T/F: It's enough to take a calcium suppliment and/or eat enough calcium through diet in order to increase bone density.
    F: You have to actually exercise (weight bearing) in order to stimulate calcium movement to bones.
  6. What does CMS stand for
    • Circulation: cap refill
    • Motor: Movement
    • Sensory: Sensations, ability to feel.

    Check CMS above and below site of injury.
  7. Reumatoid Arthritis is...
    • An autoimmune condition
    • Effects all joints, or can be localized to bilateral joints, ie knees, elbows, etc.
    • Tested by blood test
  8. What do you call Joint Pain?
    • Arthralgia
    • Arth=joint
    • algia=pain
  9. What is Ballottmont's sign?
    • Touch the patela... does it move?
    • If yes, then positive.
    • Might have to massage fluid from thigh back into joint.
  10. What is a Goniometer?
    Sliding device used to measure angles of joint movement.
  11. What do ligaments do?
    Stabilize joints
  12. What are dermatomes?
    Nerve bundles as the correlate to areas on the skin.
  13. Landmarks of spine
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Health Assessment
Chapter 22