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What is guarding or favoring a joint?

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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pain avoidance

Guarding or favoring a joint refers to behavior or gait patterns that avoids using the joint that is painful.
So, limping and not putting full pressure on an affected joint is an example.

In brief: Pain avoidance

Guarding or favoring a joint refers to behavior or gait patterns that avoids using the joint that is painful.
So, limping and not putting full pressure on an affected joint is an example.
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