Prosthetics Quiz

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In the field of medicine, a prosthesis is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part that may be lost through various means including trauma, disease or congenital conditions. What can you tell us about prosthetics? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Excessive posterior tilt of socket

    • B. 

      Excessive anterior tilt of socket

    • C. 

      Foot too far anterior

    • D. 

      Excessive plantarflexion of prosthetic foot

    • E. 

      Anterior displacement of keel

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a prosthetic cause of vaulting?
    • A. 

      Prosthesis too short

    • B. 

      Heel cushion not soft enough

    • C. 

      Extension aid too tight

    • D. 

      Inadequate socket suspension/friction in knee

  • 3. 
    Frank presents with a circumducted gait on the L prosthetic leg. Which of the following is NOT a wearer cause?
    • A. 

      Abduction contractire

    • B. 

      Lack of confidence secondary to weakness

    • C. 

      Habit

    • D. 

      Poor balance

  • 4. 
    If Leo presented with uneven step length, would you expect the extension aid to be too tight or too loose? Too much suspension or not enough?
    • A. 

      Too loose, not enough

    • B. 

      Too loose, too much

    • C. 

      Too tight, too much

    • D. 

      Too tight, not enough

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is a likely cause of a medial whip?
    • A. 

      Excessive IR of the knee

    • B. 

      Socket too loose

    • C. 

      Badly aligned toe break

    • D. 

      Faulty walking habit

  • 6. 
    If the medial wall was too high, what might a person do to compensate?
    • A. 

      Lean away from prosthetic side

    • B. 

      Lean toward prosthetic side

    • C. 

      Lean back

    • D. 

      Lean forward

  • 7. 
    Jeremy is a young, active male who enjoys golfing. He lives within 5 miles of your facility. Knowing this information, what BKA component would you recommend?
    • A. 

      Single-axis foot

    • B. 

      SACH foot

    • C. 

      Multi-axis foot

    • D. 

      Energy-storing foot

  • 8. 
    Which BKA component is contraindicated if it will get wet?
    • A. 

      Single-axis

    • B. 

      Multi-axis

    • C. 

      SACH foot

    • D. 

      Dynamic foot

  • 9. 
    Which of the following allows for varying cadences?
    • A. 

      Hydralic knee

    • B. 

      Single-axis constant friction

    • C. 

      Variable friction

    • D. 

      OHC 4-bar

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not an advantage to using a hook as the terminal device on an UE prosthesis?
    • A. 

      Better grip

    • B. 

      More functional

    • C. 

      Cosmesis

    • D. 

      Can see the object

  • 11. 
    In an AKA, how many centimeters are required for prosthetic gait? how many for efficient prosthetic gait?
    • A. 

      12; 15

    • B. 

      8; 12

    • C. 

      10; 15

    • D. 

      8; 15

  • 12. 
    ____% of ulcers occur on the forefoot in people who have diabetic ulcerations.
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      71

    • C. 

      66

    • D. 

      28

  • 13. 
    When measuring girth of someone with a BKA, you should begin at ______ and measure every _______ cm.
    • A. 

      Medial tibial plateau, 5-8 cm

    • B. 

      Patella, 8-10 cm

    • C. 

      Medial tibial plateau, 8-10 cm

    • D. 

      Fibula head, 5-8 cm

  • 14. 
    The gluteals are attached to ____ in a hip disarticulation as the patellar tendon is attached to _____ in a knee disarticulation.
    • A. 

      Abductors, quads

    • B. 

      Adductors, cruciates

    • C. 

      Abductors, cruciates

    • D. 

      Adductors, quads

  • 15. 
    When rehabing someone after receiving a prosthesis, identify the correct order of activities.
    • A. 

      Orient to the device, use device for ADLs, controls training, functional activities

    • B. 

      Controls training, orient to device, use for ADLs, functional activities

    • C. 

      Orient to device, controls training, ADLs, functional activities

    • D. 

      Whichever order patient feels most comfortable with.

  • 16. 
    In a medium transfemoral amputation, how much femur length is left?
    • A. 

    • B. 

      35-60%

    • C. 

      >60%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is not a contraindication to orthotic management of positional plagiocephaly?
    • A. 

      Craniosynostosis

    • B. 

      Hydrocephalus

    • C. 

      Less than 3 months old

    • D. 

      Older than 15 months

  • 18. 
    According to the Medicare Shoe Bill of 1993, a pair of diabetic shoes will be covered for all of the following conditions, except one. Identify the choice that wouldn't be covered.
    • A. 

      Script written by podiatrist only

    • B. 

      Nerve damage with callus

    • C. 

      Prior ulceration

    • D. 

      Amputation

    • E. 

      Foot deformity

  • 19. 
    Most common cause of amputations:
    • A. 

      Trauma

    • B. 

      Vascular disease

    • C. 

      Cancer

    • D. 

      Congenital

  • 20. 
    What percentage of individuals with AKA become community ambulators?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

    • E. 

      50

  • 21. 
    Roger has a transfemoral amputation on the left. You are beginning to teach Roger how to climb stairs with his prosthesis. What should you instruct to ascend?
    • A. 

      Go up with your R leg first

    • B. 

      Go up with you L leg first

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is a contraindication to the use of an IPOP?
    • A. 

      Want early WB

    • B. 

      Edema control

    • C. 

      Diabetes

  • 23. 
    How often should you re-apply compression?
    • A. 

      Every 4 hours

    • B. 

      Every 2 hours

    • C. 

      Every 6 hours

    • D. 

      Every 24 hours

  • 24. 
    What is NOT an appropriate instruction in the postsurgical phase to someone with an above-knee amputation?
    • A. 

      Avoid pillows under your limb.

    • B. 

      Avoid placing your limb close to your body (adduction)

    • C. 

      Bath once sutures removed

    • D. 

      Stretch your hip flexors

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is not a pressure tolerant area?
    • A. 

      Lateral surface of fibula

    • B. 

      Popliteal fossa

    • C. 

      Anterior distal surface of lateral tibial condyle

    • D. 

      Medial tibial condyle

    • E. 

      Pre-tibial muscle mass