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A 39 year old patient was climbing a ladder to change the light bulb and slipped and fell on his left upper extremity and sustained a contusion. The patient reports, pain, swelling, and edema. What intervention strategy would be best to complete with this patient?
A. Paraffin then active range of motion exercises
B. Fluidotherapy followed up with a flail arm splint
C. Cold pack then active range of motion exercises
D. Ultrasound then gentle stretching

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Cold therapy should be the modality of choice in the acute state following trauma. Cold may be uncomfortable at first but pain, edema, inflammation and muscle spasm will ultimately be reduced. Once symptoms have subsided then the OT can recommend active range of motion exercises.

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