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Muscoskeletal Injuries Quiz


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The bones of the lower extremities include all of the following except the

A. pelvis

B. patella

C. femur

D. scapula


Another term for the collarbone is the

A. clavicle

B. humerus

C. scapula

D. patella


Improvised splints can be made from a cardboard box, a rolled-up magazine, a broom handle, or any similar object.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


After taking BSI precautions, exposing the area, and controlling any external bleeding, the next step in immobilizing a long bone fracture is

A. replacing protruding bones

B. assessing distal PMS

C. measuring the splint

D. applying the splint


All of the following are part of the musculoskeletal system except

A. Bones

B. Joints

C. cartilage

D. skin


The splint best suited for easing the pain of muscle spasm associated with fractures of the femur is a(n)

A. air-inflatable splint

B. traction splint

C. vacuum splint

D. PASG splint


An injury in which the skin over a fracture site is broken may be described as a(n)

A. closed farcture

B. vertical injury

C. open injury

D. compromised injury


The sound or feel of broken bone fragments grinding together is referred to as

A. crepitus

B. stridor

C. assonance

D. dissonance


Use of a traction splint is indicated for a painful, swollen, deformed

A. ankle

B. hip

C. elbow

D. femur


The bones of the upper extremities include all of the following except the

A. radius

B. humerus

C. femur

D. carpal


Proper splinting may serve to decrease the incidence of permanent injury.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Both before and after applying a splint, the EMT should assess pulses, movement, and sensation distal to the injury.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Pulselessness and cyanosis distal to an injured extremity are signs of a very serious condition.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


An injury to a joint in which the bone ends become separated from each other is called a(n)

A. dislocation

B. angulation

C. sprain

D. fracture


The most appropriate splint for a shoulder dislocation is the traction splint.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE




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