non-weight bearing

non–weight bearing

Pert. to the support or suspension of a lower extremity so that it does not touch the ground.
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Foot and ankle specialists rely on "weight bearing" X-Rays to treat their patients, and will often redo the X-Ray study if a patient comes in with a non-weight bearing study from an emergency department visit.
He will be limited to non-weight bearing activity for at least six weeks and has been ruled out of participating in RWC15 (Rugby World Cup).
Samson Lee has undergone surgery to his Achilles and is currently non-weight bearing in a cast as the Wales tight-head battles to be fit for the World Cup.
After a trip to A and E, she was told her ankle was badly sprained and was fitted with a non-weight bearing cast before going home.
Swimming is non-weight bearing, so the spine is supported as you glide through the water and strengthen your back muscles with each stroke.
Swimming - This is non-weight bearing, so the spine is supported as you glide through the water and strengthen your back muscles with each stroke.
Baruch and Mossberg, [5] reported that there was high demand put on the cardiovascular system while using a walker with non-weight bearing on one foot in elderly women ages 60 to 80 years old.
Upper leg fractures leave the patient completely non-weight bearing and need surgical repairs, though, because of the risk of haemorrhage, these are not done for a day or two.
Did resident require non-weight bearing assistance 3 or more times?
His ankle will have to be put in a non-weight bearing plaster for about a fortnight.
Copers were required to have suffered an initial ankle sprain that required immobilization and/or non-weight bearing for at least three days (7.
The hawk was non-weight bearing on the left leg, and crepitus was palpable during manipulation of the left hip.