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Test Your Knowledge 63 - 5/27/2014 Answers
1. A patient complains of pain with thumb extension, swelling along the EPL tendon sheath, tenderness, and crepitus on the dorsum of the distal radius. What might she have?
a. EPL tendonitis
b. ECU tendonitis
c. FCR tendonitis
d. FPL tendonitis
2. Which population is more prone to trigger finger?
a. tennis players
b. middle aged women
c. elderly bowlers
d. dance instructors
3. Which of the following is NOT a complication of using a steriod injection?
a. fat necrosis
b. tendon rupture
c. nerve laceration
d. all of the above are potential complications
4. Which organism is isolated in a patient who has necrotizing fascitis
a. Pasteurella Muticocida
b. Eikenella Corrodens
c. group A streptococcus pyogenes
d. group B streptococcus pyogenes
5. Why type of infection is unique to diabetes patients?
a. subepidermal abcess
b. gas gangrene
c. osteomyelitis
d. strep
6. What is a thermal injury to living tissues from prolonged exposure to subfreezing temperatures called?
a. gangreene
b. superfical burn
c. frostbite
d. deep 3rd degree burn
7. Antibiotics should be administered with every case of frostbite. True or False
a. True
b. False
8. A pathologic process in which elevated tissue pressure within a confined anatomic space compromises vascular flow at the capilarry level, thus preventing adequate tissue oxegenation is a condition called:
a. Frostbite
b. Compartment syndrome
c. Volkmans ischemic contracture
d. None of the above
9. Which is not one of the P's of compartment syndrome?
a. pain
b. pallor
c. paralysis
d. predictable
10. How many separate compartments are in the hand?
a. 2
b. 4
c. 7
d. 10
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