What Makes Orthopedics? A Branch Of Medicine Concerned With The Correction Or Prevention Of Deformities
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“Orthopedics is a branch of medicine concerned with the correction or prevention of deformities, disorders, or injuries of the skeleton and associated structures. Orthopedists treat fractures, strained muscles, torn ligaments and tendons, and other injuries and deal with acquired and congenital skeletal deformities and the effects of degenerative diseases. Orthopedics uses the techniques of physical medicine and rehabilitation and occupational therapy in addition to those of traditional medicine and surgery” (Orthopedics, n.d.) This paper studies the three ways of managing pain related to status post orthopedic surgery. Treatments such as medication, psychological, pulse stimulation, and TENS unit are some remedies that are used to manage pain. This paper emphasizes the advantages and disadvantages of each modality on relieving pain.
Pain is an unpleasant sensation, a feeling of discomfort resulting from stimulation of pain receptors in the body when tissue damage occurs or is about to occur. (Gould and Dyer, 2011, page 200). Causes of pain may be felt because of inflammation, infection, ischemia, and tissue necrosis, stretching of tissue, chemicals or burns. In skeletal muscle, pain may result from ischemia or hemorrhage. After surgery, it is expected to feel pain and discomfort. It is important to control post surgery pain to maximize patients’ recovery. This paper studies the three ways of