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injury

 [in´jŭ-re]
harm or hurt; usually applied to damage inflicted on the body by an external force. Called also trauma and wound.
brain injury impairment of structure or function of the brain, usually as a result of a trauma.
deceleration injury a mechanism of motion injury in which the body is forcibly stopped but the contents of the body cavities remain in motion due to inertia; the brain is particularly vulnerable to such trauma.
head injury see head injury.
risk for injury a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the state in which a person is at risk for injury as a result of environmental conditions interacting with the individual's adaptive and defensive resources. Any pathophysiological condition such as altered level of consciousness, impaired sensory perception, tissue hypoxia, and pain or fatigue can contribute to or be the cause of personal injury. Age-related factors include infancy and early childhood, advanced age, and the 20- to 29-year age group in which accidents and harmful lifestyles are major causes of illness and death.
risk for perioperative-positioning injury a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for injury as a result of the environmental conditions found in the perioperative setting.
ventilator-induced injury injury to the lung secondary to ventilator treatment, the result of excessive airway pressures, maldistribution of tidal volume, or high oxygen concentrations. See also barotrauma.

in·ju·ry

(in'jŭr-ē),
1. The damage or wound of trauma.
2. Lesion (q.v.).
[L. injuria, fr. in- neg. + jus (jur-), right]

injury

(ĭn′jə-rē)
n.
1. Damage, harm, or loss, as from trauma.
2. A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss.

injury

Medtalk Trauma, wound, hurt. See Acceleration-deceleration injury, Acute spinal injury, Anterior cruciate ligament injury, Arachnic injury, Bite-mark injury, Blunt injury, Boot-induced anterior cruciate ligament injury, Brachial plexus injury, Chemical injury, Chemical eye injury, Closed fist injury, Cold injury, Corrosive injury, Deceleration injury, Degloving injury, Diffuse axonal injury, Diffuse ischemic injury, Golfing injury, Grade I injury, Grade II injury, Grade III injury, Hamstring injury, In-line skating injury, Lateral collateral ligament injury, Lye injury, Mass injury, Medial collateral ligament injury, Mild traumatic brain injury, Needle-stick injury, Overuse injury, Parachute-related injury, Patterned injury, Perversion injury, Phantom foot anterior cruciate ligament injury, Reperfusion injury, Repetitive motion injury, Reversible injury, SCIWORA, Sharp injury, Sliding injury, Spinal cord injury, Splash injury, Sports injury, Thoracic inlet injury, Transfusion-related acute lung injury, Trauma, Ventilator-induced lung injury, Violence-related injury, Weapons-related injury, Whiplash injury, Wound, Wringer injury Public health ±60 million people are injured, US/yr; total cost, ±$200 billion; direct costs account for 29%; in 1994, 151, 000 US deaths were due to injuries, > 1⁄3 due to MVAs. See Burns, Drowning, Falls, Firearms, Hip fractures, Motor vehicle accidents, Poisoning.

in·ju·ry

(in'jŭr-ē)
Damage, harm, or loss, to a person particularly as the result of external force.
[L. injuria, fr. in- neg. + jus (jur-), right]

injury

Any permanent or semi-permanent disturbance of structure or function of any part of the body caused by an external agency. Such agency may be mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical or radiational. The term may also be applied to damage caused by infecting organisms or to psychological trauma.

irrigation;

sulcus, subtarsal.

irrigation

The act of washing or cleansing a cavity or a surface with a stream of water or other solution (e.g. physiological saline) as in chemical or thermal burns or other superficial injuries to the eye, or to dislodge small foreign bodies on the cornea or in the conjunctival sac. See corneal abrasion; lid eversion.

in·ju·ry

(in'jŭr-ē)
Damage, harm, or loss, to a person.
[L. injuria, fr. in- neg. + jus (jur-), right]

Patient discussion about injury

Q. How do I avoid Sport injuries? I started climbing recently and going to the gym 3 times a week.

A. I had the same question, so I dug up a little bit through the web and found this wonderful site with a lot of tips + videos about “how to avoid sport injuries :
http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/topics/elifestyle/articles/exercise_and_physical/sports_injuries.html
bookmark it!

Q. How can I avoid sport injuries? I started training In a gym near my house, I run 3k every other day and lifting weights. I’ve been having a slight pain in my knees the past 3 times. How can I avoid it?

A. A good idea is never miss a warm up:
http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/warm-up-exercises.html
another good idea- don’t stress it up, if you feel pain- don’t ignore it just like you won’t ignore a fire alarm.
Talk to a certified trainer and build a work out plan. Don’t just start running and lifting weights.
It’s very good you started exercising, you just have to do it safely.

Q. How long after an injury does it take for the symptoms to develop? I read in an article that traumatic muscle injuries can take up to four months to heal. In the case of post-traumatic fibromyalgia, how long after an injury does it take for the symptoms to develop?

A. What you have read was right. I too came across that information somewhere. Post-traumatic fibromyalgia symptoms usually do not occur immediately after an injury. In addition, it usually takes several weeks or months before symptoms appear, and as traumatic muscle injuries can take up to four months to heal, fibromyalgia cannot be diagnosed until several months after injury.

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