Spine Exam

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Spine Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    When was NUVA’s Initial Public Offering (IPO)?
    • A. 

      1997

    • B. 

      1999

    • C. 

      2001

    • D. 

      2004

    • E. 

      2006

  • 2. 
    When was NuVasive founded?
    • A. 

      1996

    • B. 

      1997

    • C. 

      1999

    • D. 

      2001

    • E. 

      2004

  • 3. 
    What does “MAS” stand for at NuVasive?
    • A. 

      Minimal Access Surgery

    • B. 

      Maximum Access Surgery

    • C. 

      Minimally-Invasive Anterior Surgery

    • D. 

      Maximum Acceptance Surgery

  • 4. 
    Which of these product concepts was a founding principal in NuVasive’s solutions to minimally invasive spine surgery?
    • A. 

      Integrated nerve monitoring

    • B. 

      A split-blade retractor

    • C. 

      Lateral approach surgery

    • D. 

      PEEK implants

    • E. 

      A synthetic biologic

  • 5. 
    What are the three types of products that make up the MAS platform?
    • A. 

      NeuroVision®

    • B. 

      MaXcess®

    • C. 

      Implants

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    Network of nerves within psoas muscle =
    • A. 

      Cauda equina

    • B. 

      Conus medullaris

    • C. 

      Dorsal ramus

    • D. 

      Lumbar Plexus

  • 7. 
    Away from midline =
    • A. 

      Medial

    • B. 

      Superior

    • C. 

      Anterior

    • D. 

      Lateral

  • 8. 
    A synonym for anterior =
    • A. 

      Ventral

    • B. 

      Posterior

    • C. 

      Distal

    • D. 

      Proximal

  • 9. 
    Flexion/extension occurs in this plane =
    • A. 

      Coronal

    • B. 

      Axial

    • C. 

      Sagittal

    • D. 

      Transverse

  • 10. 
    Motion in the coronal plane =
    • A. 

      Twisting

    • B. 

      Lateral bending

    • C. 

      Flexion

    • D. 

      Extension

  • 11. 
    Curvature of cervical & lumbar spine =
    • A. 

      Scoliosis

    • B. 

      Kyphosis

    • C. 

      Spondylolisthesis

    • D. 

      Lordosis

  • 12. 
    Toward the tail =
    • A. 

      Cephalad

    • B. 

      Caudal

    • C. 

      Medial

    • D. 

      Dorsal

  • 13. 
    Ligaments common to whole spine =
    • A. 

      Anterior longitudinal ligament

    • B. 

      Posterior longitudinal ligament

    • C. 

      Ligamentum flavum

    • D. 

      Supraspinous ligament

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Function of ligaments =
    • A. 

      Restrain excessive motion across a joint

    • B. 

      Assist in flexing joints

    • C. 

      Attach muscles to bone

    • D. 

      Bear axial loads

  • 15. 
    Two parts of the intervertebral disc =
    • A. 

      Autograft and allograft

    • B. 

      Cortical and cancellous bone

    • C. 

      Annulus and nucleus

    • D. 

      ALL and PLL

  • 16. 
    The level where the Aorta and Vena Cava divide into right and left branches before traveling to the legs =
    • A. 

      L1-2

    • B. 

      T11-12

    • C. 

      L5-S1

    • D. 

      L4

  • 17. 
    Two adjacent vertebrae connect with each other and move relative to each other through the intervertebral discs and the =
    • A. 

      Spinal canal

    • B. 

      Spinous processes

    • C. 

      Facet joints

    • D. 

      Intervertebral foramen

  • 18. 
    The level where the Spinal Cord ends / Cauda Equina begins =
    • A. 

      L1-2

    • B. 

      T11-12

    • C. 

      L5-S1

    • D. 

      L4

  • 19. 
    A distinguishing trait unique to the cervical vertebrae =
    • A. 

      Pedicle

    • B. 

      Transverse foramen

    • C. 

      Transverse process

    • D. 

      Lamina

  • 20. 
    Muscle laterally attached to spine =
    • A. 

      Quadriceps

    • B. 

      Quadratus lumborum

    • C. 

      Psoas

    • D. 

      Latissimus dorsi

  • 21. 
    Disc herniations can cause pain from compression on
    • A. 

      Ligaments

    • B. 

      Muscle

    • C. 

      Blood Vessels

    • D. 

      Nerves

  • 22. 
    A abnormal narrowing of a neural foramen is called
    • A. 

      Kyphosis

    • B. 

      Stenosis

    • C. 

      Osteoporosis

    • D. 

      Discitis

  • 23. 
    An anterior slippage of one vertebra over another is called
    • A. 

      Spondylolisthesis

    • B. 

      Retrolisthesis

    • C. 

      Lateral Listhesis

    • D. 

      Hyperkyphosis

  • 24. 
    Degenerative disc disease starts with changes in the disc structure and function due to a loss of
    • A. 

      Water content in the nucleus

    • B. 

      Layers of the annulus

    • C. 

      Bone mineral content

    • D. 

      Spinal alignment

  • 25. 
    An abnormal curvature of the spine in the coronal plane is called
    • A. 

      Hypolordosis

    • B. 

      Hyperkyphosis

    • C. 

      Scoliosis

    • D. 

      Listhesis