East London Clinic -   020 8819 9477

Harley Street Clinic - 080 0955 8583

Dr*Stephen Ferguson PhD ND - 079 4926 4356

Email: enquiries@drstephenferguson.com

0 Items: £0.00

Immobility

Lessened physical activity, for example, through injury, disease, or following major surgery.  Immobility is especially harmful in elderly people because it creates progressive loss of function, which leads to muscle wasting.

Complications

Full immobility can produce a variety of complications, including pneumonia, bedsores, or contractures (deformity created by the shrinkage of tissue).  A usual complication that arises with partial immobility is oedema (fluid retention), that causes swelling of the legs.  Unusually, sluggish blood flow encourages formation of a thrombus (abnormal blood clot) in a leg vein.

Treatment

Routine physiotherapy and adequate nursing care are vital for anyone who is completely immobile.  


Monthly Newsletter

Stay Information On Our Latest news,

© Copyright 2014 Dr Stephen Ferguson. All rights reserved.  |  T&C