Got Pins?

Very often after a fracture or similar, a client will keep bolts or pins to hold the bones in place. To find comfort from muscle pain, a client may enjoy using heat by either a heat blanket, parrafin wax, or similar. An important thing to know is that this heat application can heat up the metal pins or rods much more quickly than the tissues. If the metal heats up too quickly, it can burn the tissues surrounding the rod. The metal can also take longer to cool down so the burns can be significant so it is very important that the a person with metal implants using heat #1- not use paraffin wax under any circumstances and #2- use low to medium heat with heat pads and similar.

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