Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Rehabilitation and remobilization

The effects of rehabilitation and remobilization vary from tissue to tissue. In general, the positive effects of rehabilitation and remobilization occur much more slowly than the negative effects of immobilization. The functional properties of skeletal muscles can be significantly impaired even years after the injury and following immobilization. It is still unknown whether the marked structural changes in muscles are permanent, and if they are, what their effect is on functional recovery during remobilization. Bone responds well to remobilization and loading if the immobilization period does not exceed 6 months,after which osteoporosis becomes more or less irreversible.

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