Wrist Assessment

18 Questions | Total Attempts: 50

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Wrist Assessment

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where is the lunate positioned?
    • A. 

      Proximal to the capitate

    • B. 

      Between the radius and ulna

    • C. 

      On the radial side of the scaphoid

    • D. 

      Distal to the scaphoid

  • 2. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->Which of the following conservative management strategies used for carpal tunnel syndrome is said to be most effective? 
    • A. 

      Tendon gliding exercises

    • B. 

      Electrotherapy

    • C. 

      Carpal mobilisations

    • D. 

      Splinting

  • 3. 
     <!--[endif]--> Over which landmark would Tinel’s test be best performed to test for ulna nerve compression?
    • A. 

      Pisiform

    • B. 

      Guyon's Canal

    • C. 

      Base 5th Metacarpal

    • D. 

      Ulnar Styloid

  • 4. 
    Finkelstein’s test is the test for
    • A. 

      Scapholunate instability

    • B. 

      Carpal tunnel syndrome

    • C. 

      DRUJ instability

    • D. 

      De Quervain’s syndrome

    • E. 

      German Heritage

  • 5. 
    <!--[endif]--> What is the recommended time period when splinting for De Quervain’s syndrome?
    • A. 

      1-2 weeks

    • B. 

      3-4 weeks

    • C. 

      4-6 weeks

    • D. 

      6-8 weeks

  • 6. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]--> In general, what are the two most important movements that need to be addressed in treating the wrist?
    • A. 

      Extension, radial deviation

    • B. 

      Extension, supination

    • C. 

      Flexion, pronation

    • D. 

      Flexion, supination

  • 7. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->Which 2 special tests that can be used for carpal tunnel syndrome:<!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><!--[endif]-->
    • A. 

      Phalen’s test Roenne’s test

    • B. 

      Supination lift Tinel’s test

    • C. 

      Watson test Supination lift

    • D. 

      Finkelstein test Watson Test

    • E. 

      Tinels test Phalens test

  • 8. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->What are 2 special tests that investigate TFCC tears?
    • A. 

      Supination Lift

    • B. 

      Phalen's test

    • C. 

      Compression test (extension + unlar deviation)

    • D. 

      Watson's test

    • E. 

      Piano key sign

  • 9. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]--><!--[endif]--> Which of the following is least likely to be effective in treating ganglions such as that shown in the following picture?
    • A. 

      A. Draining

    • B. 

      B. Surgery

    • C. 

      C. Smashing with a book

    • D. 

      D. Conservative management

  • 10. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->    <!--[endif]-->What is the definition of a ganglion as shown in the picture in Question 9? <!--[if !vml]-->
    • A. 

      A. Bundle of nerve cell bodies

    • B. 

      B. Benign fluid filled cyst

    • C. 

      C. Benign tumor

    • D. 

      D. Severe local inflammatory respons

  • 11. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1)     <!--[endif]--> Which of the following is a sign of De Quervain’s?
    • A. 

      . Pain with gripping

    • B. 

      B. Tenderness over the 1st extensor compartment

    • C. 

      C. Pain with resisted abduction

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 12. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1)     <!--[endif]-->De Quervain’s syndrome is believed to be tenovaginitis (tenosynovitis) of which two muscles? <!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      A. Extensor pollicis brevis, Abductor pollicis longus

    • B. 

      B. Adductor pollicis, Extensor pollicis longus

    • C. 

      C. Extensor pollicis longus, Abductor pollicis brevis

    • D. 

      D. Opponens pollicis, Abductor pollicis longus

  • 13. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1)     <!--[endif]-->Keinbock’s disease is avascular necrosis of which carpal bone? <!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[if !supportLists]-->
    • A. 

      Scaphoid

    • B. 

      Capitate

    • C. 

      Triquetrum

    • D. 

      Lunate

  • 14. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->Which nerve is affected in carpal tunnel syndrome?
    • A. 

      Median Nerve

    • B. 

      Ulna Nerve

    • C. 

      Radial Nerve

    • D. 

      Musculocutaneous Nerve

  • 15. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]--> <!--[endif]-->Which muscle is missing in approx. 21% of the population?
    • A. 

      Palmaris longus

    • B. 

      Extensor carpi Ulnaris

    • C. 

      Abductor Pollicus Brevis

    • D. 

      Extensor Pollucis longus

  • 16. 
    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1)     <!--[endif]-->Name the 3 volar muscles of the wrist
  • 17. 
    Which 3 carpal bones are most important for weight bearing through the wrist?
    • A. 

      Pisiform

    • B. 

      Capitate

    • C. 

      Trapezoid

    • D. 

      Lunate

    • E. 

      Scaphoid

  • 18. 
    How does the position of the forearm affect the action of the extensor carpi ulnaris muscle?
    • A. 

      No change

    • B. 

      Extension in pronation, extension + ulnar deviation in supination

    • C. 

      Extension + ulnar deviation in pronation, extension in supination

    • D. 

      Ulnar deviation in pronation, extension in supination