Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone.
Children treated for cancer often have tightness in the big group of muscles on the back of the thigh -- the hamstrings.
How to use a cane
Canes are generally used when a little support is needed for balance and weakness.
How to use a walker
Walkers are more stable than crutches or canes. A walker will be recommended if you need a lot of support.
Neuropathic pain is the kind of pain you feel when nerves are damaged or irritated.
Damage to nerves may cause tingling, numbness or weakness in the hands and feet after treatment with certain chemotherapy drugs.
Rehabilitation and transplant
The transplant process is physically demanding. There are steps however that you can take to help your child maintain strength, flexibility, and endurance throughout treatment.
Use of TENS for pain relief
A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) unit is a small, battery-operated device about the size of a beeper.
When hands need help
At first, dressing yourself, bathing, and eating might seem hard or impossible with one hand or with weak hands. Many times a few simple changes make these tasks easier...