Nursing Care Plan – Impaired physical mobility of the lower extremity r/t external fixator @ L leg

Definition

Limitation in independent, purposeful physical movement of the body or of one or more extremities

Related Factors

  • Sedentary Lifestyle, disuse or deconditioning; limited cardiovascular endurance
  • Decreased muscle strength; control and/or mass; joint stiffness or contracture; loss of integrity of bone structures
  • Intolerance to activity/decrease strength and endurance
  • Pain/ Discomfort
  • Neuromuscular/musculoskeletal impairment
  • Sensoriperceptual/cognitive impairment; developmental delay
  • Depressive mood state or anxiety
  • Selective or generalized malnutrition; altered cellular metabolism; body mass index above 75tth age-appropriate percentile
  • Lack of knowledge regarding value of physical activity; cultural belief regarding age-appropriate activity; lack of physical or social environmental supports
  • Prescribed movement restrictions;medications
  • Reluctance to initiate movement

NCP – Impaired physical mobility of the lower extremity r/t external fixator @  L  leg

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