Indian Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume 31 | Issue 4 | Year 2020

Rehab Quiz

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  1. An 82-year-old woman on the rehabilitation unit recovering from hip surgery has sudden onset of aphasia and right hemiparesis. What is the first diagnostic test to obtain?
    1. Arterial blood gases
    2. Electroencephalogram
    3. Computed tomography scan
    4. Magnetic resonance arteriogram
  2. One week after a patient began a resistance/strengthening program, you note a 15% increase in the force of his/her maximum voluntary contraction. This is most likely secondary to a change in the
    1. Motor unit recruitment pattern
    2. Number of myofibrils
    3. Number of muscle fibers present
    4. Fiber density
  3. Which exercise has the greatest effect on bone formation?
    1. Weightlifting
    2. Cycling
    3. Swimming
    4. Tai Chi stretching
  4. In addition to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which test may help establish the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS)?
    1. Electromyography
    2. Myelogram
    3. Sedimentation rate
    4. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
  5. What is the most common cause of knee pain in runners?
    1. Diskoid meniscus
    2. Hamstring tendinitis
    3. Baker cyst
    4. Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  6. A 28-year-old patient with T2 paraplegia complains of symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia during her bowel routine. Which treatment is the best next step?
    1. CO2 suppositories
    2. Topical anesthetic application
    3. Digital stimulation with glycerine
    4. Bisacodyl enemas
  7. An expected motor conduction abnormality in severe radiculopathy is
    1. Prolonged distal latency
    2. Decreased amplitude
    3. Slowed velocity
    4. Abnormal temporal dispersion
  8. The long-term consequences of high bladder outlet resistance in children with myelomeningocele include
    1. Flaccid detrusor
    2. Retrograde ejaculation
    3. Ureteral dilatation
    4. Increased bladder compliance
  9. Which wheelchair feature is useful for a person with hemiplegia?
    1. Asymmetric arm rests to prevent anterior glenohumeral subluxation
    2. Donut cushion to prevent pressure ulcers
    3. Low seat height to facilitate steering
    4. Heavy frame to prevent tipping
  10. A patient complains of knee pain after falling on her flexed knee. Physical examination shows a positive “sag sign.” Which ligament is injured?
    1. Medial collateral
    2. Lateral collateral
    3. Anterior cruciate
    4. Posterior cruciate

Answer (October to December 2020)

1. c, 2. a, 3. a, 4. d, 5. d, 6. b, 7. b, 8. c, 9. c, 10. d

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