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New PDF release: Buruli Ulcer: Prevention of Disability (POD)

By L. Lehman, V. Simonet, P. Saunderson, P. Agbenorku

ISBN-10: 9241546816

ISBN-13: 9789241546812

This handbook is to be used by means of medical professionals, nurses, rehabilitation experts, nationwide Buruli Ulcer keep an eye on Programme managers and different medical examiners considering the prevention of incapacity actions in Buruli ulcer. It offers up to date guidance in keeping with the event and difficulties of dealing with Buruli ulcer within the box in addition to the on hand facts from different stipulations. it will likely be such a lot necessary whether it is utilized in conjunction with a participatory approach to education to enhance wisdom and abilities.

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During exercises. The importance of these positions should be explained to the persons and their families. YeS ! Example : both these people are unable to extend their knee. His leg is bent over the edge of the table: this position encourages contracture. Her leg is supported in the extended (antideformity) position.  When we no longer make certain movements, we lose the ability to make them because the skin, muscles and joint tissues become shorter. this is known as contracture. it then becomes necessary to stretch them again.

I measure the mobility of the thumb by asking the person to touch the different points numbered from 1 to 6 (on the figure) and note the last position he/she is capable of touching. first of all, i check the following: n Is the splint correctly positioned? n Are the persons wearing the compression bandage and splint, are they doing the exercises correctly and performing day-to-day activities correctly? n Is their rehabilitation helper using the right procedures? I measure the mobility of the fingers by asking the person to clench the fingers; I measure the distance between the tip of the finger and the fold on the palm when the fingers bend.

Try not to hop on one leg, use a pair of crutches instead… … and when walking, try to stretch the leg at each stride. Walk as normally as possible, with rolling footsteps (contact with the ground from the heel to the toes) unfolding the leg (two people) A helper places a pile of clothing or a cushion under your knee. The helper uses one hand to press down above the knee, while the other pulls the heel upwards. The helper holds this position for one minute then tries to pull further, holding again.

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