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Postoperative Immobilization in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Discussion in 'Foot Surgery' started by NewsBot, Nov 26, 2012.

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    Univalve Split Plaster Cast for Postoperative Immobilization in Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Lawrence A. Di Domenico, Paul Sann
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; Article in Press
     
  2. drsha

    drsha Banned

    What effect does plaster casting have on ZOOS postop?

    Dennis
     
  3. The ZOOS of which tissue, Dennis?
     
  4. drsha

    drsha Banned

    One would assume all tissues that would otherwise be functioning if not immobilized in the cast.

    In return, I ask, what if theoretically, we had the ability to place the operated foot into a more predetermined "Optimal" functional position and allowed the operated foot to function gingerly, in an externally immobilizing bandage, lets say an Unna Boot instead of a SLWC?

    What about the ZOOS of the tissues then?
    Dennis
     
  5. The effects of immobilization are well documented within the literature. I suggest you read Soderberg G.L. Kinesiology: Application to Pathological Motion. Williams and Wilkins: Chapter 5.
     
  6. drsha

    drsha Banned

     
  7. If you immobilize the tissue you will get tissue atrophy, this will reduce the ZOOS, irrespective of the position you immobilize it in. Loading should remain within the ZOOS while the injury heals- read and understand: http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/82/4/383.full.pdf. If you want to know the specific effects of immobilzation on specific tissues read Soderberg as I suggested, you idiotic little man.
     
  8. drsha

    drsha Banned

    I'll bow out here as well.

    Dennis
     
  9. Forever?
     
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