(MI, not to be confused with myocardial infarction) refers
to damage of muscular or skeletal systems, which is usually
due to a strenuous activity. In one study, roughly 25% of
approximately 6300 adults received a musculoskeletal injury
of some sort within 12 months—of which 83% were
MI spans into a large
variety of medical specialties including orthopedic surgery
(with diseases such as arthritis requiring surgery),
emergency medicine (acute presentations of joint and
muscular pain) and rheumatology (in rheumatological diseases
that affect joints such as rheumatoid arthritis).
In many cases, during
the healing period after a Musculoskeletal injury, a period
in which the healing area will be completely immobile, a
cast-induced muscle atrophy can occur. Routine sessions of
physiotherapy after the cast is removed can help return
regain strength in limp muscles or tendons.
exist different methods of electrical stimulation of the
immobile muscles which can be induced by a device placed
underneath a cast, helping prevent atrophy.
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