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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 all for the prevention of incapacity actions in Buruli ulcer. It offers updated guidance in keeping with the adventure and difficulties of coping with Buruli ulcer within the box in addition to the to be had facts from different stipulations. will probably be so much precious whether it is utilized in conjunction with a participatory approach to education to improve wisdom and abilities.

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This child is applying a compression bandage by himself. 2 i stretch the shortening skin n Why: to ensure that the range of movement is not inhibited by shortening of the skin. n How: by showing persons how to place their limbs as often as possible in an antideformity position*. By making a splint to be worn at night if necessary. By compressing to prevent the formation of "bowstring" scars at the joints (see following page for explanation). This little girl is hydrating her skin by herself using vegetable oil (surface massage).

If there is also loss of mobility in the ankle, start by putting the splint on the ankle and then add a knee splint. 51 How can I make foam-based splints? to restore dorsal flexion of the ankle* (help the foot to point upward) 1 I fasten together two wooden boards of about 1-cm wide as shown on the drawing. Length: approximately 40 cm for an adult Leg section 2 I pad the boards with foam and cover with imitation leather or elasticated bandages, without covering the Velcro loop strap on the leg section I attach the foot and leg on to the splint using elasticated bandages… 30 cm for an adult (the board should not interfere with mobility of the knee) Foot section Tacked strips forming a hinge Velcro loop strap, stapled or tacked Velcro hook straps glued, stapled or tacked … then I pull on the Velcro straps to obtain the desired position (maximum dorsal flexion without pain) and I attach them to the Velcro hooks on the leg section.

Squeezing an orange Using your unaffected hand, bend your fingers while applying firm pressure at the points indicated. Imagine you are squeezing an orange. Maintain the position for one minute, try to flex a bit more and hold the position again. Squeezing an orange (two people) The helper holds the fingers in the flexed position by pressing firmly at the points indicated. Hold this position for one minute, try to flex a bit more and hold the position again. 1. 2. PrOBleM 2 : Grasping and holding an object between the thumb and the other fingers antideformity position Hand splint to be worn at night to gradually move the thumb opposite the other fingers.

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