10 MCQs on Biomechanics (Part-III)

In this article, we will solve 10 MCQs on Biomechanics (Part-III). So, let’s get started.

Questions and Answers (Correct answer in bold)

Q1. A patient with 36 for spinal cord injury prepares for discharge from rehabilitation centre following 15 weeks of intensive therapy. Which of the following does not accurately describe the patient’s expected functional ability at the conclusion of rehabilitation?

a. Independent in light housekeeping and meal preparation

b. Independent bobble and bladder care with appropriate equipment

c. Independent self feeding

d. Independent ambulation with forearm crutches and bilateral knee-ankle-foot orthosis

Q2. A patient exhibit Spain and sensory loss in the posterior leg, calf and dorsal foot. Extension of the hallux is poor, however the Achilles reflex is normal. What spinal level would you expect to be involved?

a. L4

b. L5

c. S1

d. S2

Q3. A 26 year old male involved in a motorcycle accident sustains T10 vertebral fracture. The patient’s physician attempts to restrict forward thoracic section by using an externally applied device. Which of the following would be the most appropriate selection?

a. Minerva-cervical-thoracic orthosis

b. Philadelphia collar

c. Sternal-occipital-mandibular immobilizer

d. Thoracolumbar-sacral orthosis

Q4. A sensory examination reveals light touch impairment to the buttock, thigh and posterior leg the corresponding dermatome should be recorded as:

a. L1

b. L2

c. L4

d. S1

Q5. A therapist orders a wheelchair for a patient with T8–T9 paraplegia. Which wheelchair option is not usually necessary for a patient with paraplegia?

a. Detachable leg-rests

b. Pneumatic tires

c. Removable arms

d. Wheel rim projections

Q6. A therapist works on range of motion of the lower extremities with the patient rehabilitating from spinal cord injury. Independent range of motion of the lower extremities is a realistic goal for which spinal cord level?

a. C2

b. C4

c. C5

d. C7

Q7. A therapist examines a patient with C5 spinal cord injury. A realistic goal for the patient is:

a. Independent sliding board transfer

b. Forward raise in wheelchair using loops for pressure relief

c. Independent rolling from prone to supine and supine to prone

d. Independent scooting

Q8. The following description best describes a patient with spinal cord injury at the ____ level? Biceps, deltoids, rotator cuff musculature are intact. Independent transfers with sliding board may be possible.

a. C2

b. C4

c. C6

d. C8

Q9. A realistic long term goal for a patient with T10 paraplegia is:

a. The patient is able to ambulate with bilateral knee-ankle-foot orthosis using forearm crutches and a four-point gait pattern

b. The patient is able to ambulate with bilateral knee-ankle-foot orthosis using forearm crutches and three-point gait pattern

c. The patient is able to ambulate with bilateral knee-ankle-foot orthosis using forearm crutches and a swing-to gait pattern

d. The patient is able to ambulate independently in the parallel bars with bilateral knee-ankle-foot orthosis and a swing-to gait pattern

Q10. A therapist orders a wheelchair for a patient with C4 tetraplegia (quadriplegia). Which power wheelchair option would be inappropriate for the patient?

a. Full length arm supports

b. Reclining frame

c. Hand controls

d. Elevating leg rests

(Note: Correct answer in bold)

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