A previously healthy 40 year old man is brought to the emergency - ProProfs Discuss
Topics
Products
Follow Us:

A previously healthy 40-year old man is brought to the emergency department 1 hour after the onset of severe pain in his left leg while playing tennis. He is found to have ruptured the left Achilles tendon and undergoes operative repair and long leg cast immobilization. Six months later, the left calf shows a 2-cm decrease in circumference compared with the right calf. Which of the following is the most likely cause of this decrease?



A. Decreased glycogen synthesis
B. Decreased myosin light chain phosphatase activity
C. Increased phosphatidyl degradation
D. Increased protein degradation
E. Mitochondria damage
F. Necrosis of muscle fibers

This question is part of NBME 13 Section 2 (50 questions)
Asked by Chachelly, Last updated: Mar 29, 2020

+ Answer
Request

1 Answer

Chachelly

Chachelly

Answered Mar 27, 2018

Increased protein degradation
 

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.