Richard S. Rabinowitz, MD
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursBarrington Orthopaedic Specialists
929 W Higgins
Schaumburg, IL 60195
- BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
What is the risk of injury from a horse accident?
Jeanne Morrison, PhD, Family Medicine, answeredThe risk of injury does not usually involve expertise but is related to cumulative exposure. Those riders who ride six or more times a year have reported a 13% lifetime rate of being hospitalized. It has been averaged that the injury rate is 0.4-0.6 per 1,000 riding hours. The answer to safe riding is to accept this reality and protect yourself while riding a horse.
What is flaccid paralysis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Flaccid paralysis is a syndrome characterized by extremely weak muscles and poor muscle tone that does not have a clear cause, like trauma. The condition occurs in children under the age of fifteen. Flaccid paralysis may be a sign of polio. It is also associated with other diseases that cause muscle weakness, like West Nile Virus.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
How can immobility after a fracture harm joints?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
Immobility can lead to joint stiffness, weakness and an undernourished cartilage, so you need small movement to increase blood flow and promote healing. This is called biomechanical stimulation. The tradeoff for this activity or stimulation is that the little bit of pain you may feel in the short run will give you optimal flexibility and strength in the long run. That's why many walking boots and braces these days allow you to have some range of motion (casts not so much). This, of course, is an example of a biological trade-off, like breaking an addiction or dieting: The short-term pain is small compared to the long-term gain, which can be huge.
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