BFR2 – Clinical Application of BFR
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Understanding the mechanics of BFR is an important first step in implementing BFR into patient care. However, in the immediate post op patient there is an elevated level of professional responsibility to ensure that you are not increasing the risk of a venous thrombosis. Very little information exists on this very specific application of BFR and how Virchow’s Triad can impact the decision of when/if BFR is a safe modality in this patient population..
BFR applied in a rehab setting can create an anabolic environment that can aid in the prevention of atrophy, and with the development of hypertrophy and increased strength following injury. However, understanding the decision matrix of when these effects can be safely leveraged in an acute post-op patient is critical to patient safety.