immobilization

noun
im·​mo·​bi·​li·​za·​tion
variants: also British immobilisation \ im-​ˌō-​bə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce immobilization (audio) \

Medical Definition of immobilization

: the act of immobilizing or state of being immobilized: as
a : quiet rest in bed for a prolonged period used in the treatment of disease (as tuberculosis)
b : fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part usually to promote healing in normal structural relation

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“Immobilization.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/immobilization. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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