can someone pl. help me answer this terminology:Quadriceps setting & gluteal muscle setting exercise.
I was reading a que. from the book regarding after hip replacement exercise & I couldn't understand this terminology that how to perform quadriceps & gluteal mus. exe. I tried to get the answer from the dictionary but neither able to find in mosby nor online.
Thanks in advance if you can answer this.
Jun 30, '06
I'm not quite sure, but I think those type of exercises are called Isometric exercises, I know that a patient can use them when they wear a cast. i found the following rationale in my Kaplen PN book....
Question: The LPN/LVN cares for a child in a leg cast for treatment of a fractured right ankle. It is MOST important for the LPN/LVN to reinforce which of the following activities after discharge?
Answer: The child performs Isometric exercises of the right leg
Correct: Contraction of muscle w/out moving joint; promotes venous return and circulation, prevents thrombi; Quadriceps setting (push back knees into bed) and Gluteal setting (Push heels into bed)
I hope this helps, maybe you should look it up in a Med-Surg book or Fundamentals book.....