Musculoskeletal & Neuro HA II powerpoint questions
What is a ganglion cyst?
Nontender fluid filled nodule that only requires intervention if it compresses a nerve
How would you assess for carpal tunnel or tendonitis?
Phalens test, Tinels test, Bilateral grips, Work history
What are normal findings of plantar reflex?
Toes or fingers wrap or grip object
What are normal findings of Babinski reflex under 24 months?
What are normal findings of babinski reflex over 24 months?
What is a normal finding of rooting reflex?
Turns head towards the stroke
What is normal finding of tonic neck reflex?
Fencing position arm and leg extended in the direction facing
What is normal findings of moro reflex?
Flaring of fingers, quick abduction and extension of arms
What would we see with asterixis of nervous system?
The tremor of the hand when dorsiflexed
What would we see with clonus of nervous system?
Bouncing of foot when dorsiflexed
What is a major concern of recovery from compound fracture?
What is myasthenia gravis?
Chronic disorder that causes weakness in muscles due to decreased acetylcholine production
What would we see with gout?
Red swollen joint that is extremely painful
What is decorticate positioning?
All muscles pulled toward core of the body in fetal position
What is festinating gait?
Short stiff steps with a hunched posture, often associated with Parkinson’s disease.
What is ataxic gait?
Unsteady gait with wide spaced steps and hip sway often associated with inebriation & muscular dystrophy.
What is scissor gait?
Knees cross with steps with the thighs often remaining in constant contact looking as if holding an object between the thighs
What is appropriate gait?
Equal steps, arm swings forward while opposite leg is stepping forward. The hips remain level with each step.