Questions On Spinal Cord Injuries!

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Questions On Spinal Cord Injuries!

Being at the center of the body, the spinal cord holds and joins together the whole body and its injury may have adverse consequences on the victim. Find out how much you know about spinal cord injuries.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Concussion
    • A. 

      Bleeding in the spinal column

    • B. 

      Tear in the spinal column

    • C. 

      Produced by pressure on the cord

    • D. 

      No sensory or motor function below level of injury

    • E. 

      Direct injury

  • 2. 
    Contusion
    • A. 

      Produced by pressure on the cord

    • B. 

      Bleeding in the spinal column

    • C. 

      Tear in the spinal cord

    • D. 

      No sensory or motor function below level of injury

    • E. 

      Direct injury

  • 3. 
    Which is not an indirect lesion?
    • A. 

      Impingement of spinal cord by bone

    • B. 

      Vertebral dislocation or vertebral body explosion

    • C. 

      Concussion

    • D. 

      No sensory or motor function below level of lesion

    • E. 

      Compression or contusion on cord

  • 4. 
    Anterior longitudinal ligament stretched or ruptured, central cord injury, ligamentum flavum.
    • A. 

      Hyperflexion

    • B. 

      Hyperextension

    • C. 

      Anterior cord syndrome

    • D. 

      Posterior cord syndrome

    • E. 

      Flexion-rotation

  • 5. 
    Which is not included in hyperflexion?
    • A. 

      Posterior longitudinal ligament stretched

    • B. 

      May sever anterior spinal artery

    • C. 

      Compression

    • D. 

      Posterior cord syndrome

    • E. 

      Anterior cord syndromw

  • 6. 
    Spinal shock causes rigidity in the joints.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What does not belong concerning spinal shock
    • A. 

      Abscence of all reflexes

    • B. 

      No loss of sensation below level of injury

    • C. 

      Immediately following injury

    • D. 

      Earlier it clears up the better the prognosis

    • E. 

      Flaccidity

  • 8. 
    What is not true of cauda equina lesions
    • A. 

      Fractures or disloxcations below S1

    • B. 

      Usually incomplete

    • C. 

      Lower motor neuron lesion

  • 9. 
    Anterior cord syndrome - what is right
    • A. 

      Extremely rare

    • B. 

      Keep motor cord function, sense of pain and light touch

    • C. 

      Wide steppage gait

    • D. 

      Posterior spinal ligament ruptures

    • E. 

      Damage to anterior portion of cord

  • 10. 
    Anterior cord syndrome - what is wrong
    • A. 

      Anterior spinal artery

    • B. 

      Flexion injury of C spine

    • C. 

      Loss of motor funciton and sense for pain and temperature

    • D. 

      Damage to anterior portion of cord

    • E. 

      Keep motor cord funciton sense of pain and light touch

  • 11. 
    Brown sequard - which one is wrong?
    • A. 

      1/2 of spinal cord

    • B. 

      Lose motor function proprioception and vibratory sense on side of lesion

    • C. 

      Keep proprioception kinesthesia and vibratory sense on side of lesion

    • D. 

      Good prognosis

  • 12. 
    Brown sequard syndrome presents itself with loss of pain and temperaturesensation on opposite side of lesion
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In a flexion-rotation injury the lower vertebra is displaced under the vertebra above
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Central cord syndrome - which is right
    • A. 

      Damage to anterior portion of cord

    • B. 

      Hyperextension

    • C. 

      Wide steppage gait

    • D. 

      Flexion injury

  • 15. 
    Posterior cord syndrome - which is wrong
    • A. 

      Keep motor funciton, sense of pain, and light touch

    • B. 

      Common

    • C. 

      Wide steppage gait

    • D. 

      Lose proprioception below level of injury

    • E. 

      Lose 2 point discrimination below level of injury

  • 16. 
    Sacral sparing - which is wrong
    • A. 

      Incomplete lesion

    • B. 

      1st sign cervical lesion is incomplete

    • C. 

      Peri-anal sensation present

    • D. 

      Small amount of centrally located sacral trunk is spared

    • E. 

      Keep sensation in saddle area

  • 17. 
    Nerve roots can not regenerate
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Root escape is the loss of function of nerve roots at or near level of lesion
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    In an upper motor neuron lesion flaccidity develops
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    T9-T11 innervate the......
    • A. 

      External intercostals

    • B. 

      Upper abdominals

    • C. 

      Lower abdominals

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    The spinal center for urination is in the conus medularis which is located S2-S4
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Most quadriplegics die from poor blood circulation
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Lesions above S2-S4 cause a non-reflexive bladder and needs catheterization
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    During spinal shock the bladder is contracted
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False