Complications of a Cast or Splint


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A _____ is a flexible immobilization device that allows room for swelling.

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1. _____ is a loss of muscle mass caused by prolonged immobility and disuse.

2. In an orthopedic clinic, the following are all patients who have emergencies. Which patient should you see first?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo makes it easy to see what you know about casts and splints. These questions focus on the most serious complications that can occur with these treatments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to check your understanding of:

  • Term for the loss of muscle tissue due to inactivity
  • Important information for patients when getting a cast or splint
  • The symptoms and causes of Compartment Syndrome

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson, such as what information a physician should provide to a patient with a cast or splint
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main terms, such as a medical device used to immobilize a damaged limb in a flexible way
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Compartment Syndrome

Additional Learning

You can find out more about these medical treatments by reviewing the lesson titled Complications of a Cast or Splint. It explains:

  • The difference between a cast and a splint
  • Contributing factors to infection under a cast
  • The purpose of a fasciotomy