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Shoulder Quiz


The pectoralis minor

A. Internally rotates the shoulder

B. Protracts the shoulder

C. Adducts the shoulder

D. Does downward rotation of the shoulder

The most commonly inflamed bursa in the shoulder is the

A. Subdeltoid bursa

B. Subcoracoid bursa

C. Subacromial bursa

D. Trocanteric bursa

Which of the following is not a sign or symptom of a clavicle fracture?

A. Athlete supporting the arm with head tilted to injured side

B. Deformity

C. Swelling

D. Numbness of the arm

Which of the following muscles perform shoulder extension?

A. Coracobrachialis

B. Latissimus dorsi

C. Pectoralis major

D. Anterior fibers of the deltoid

Downward rotation of the scapula is associated with

A. Shoulder abduction

B. Shoulder external rotation

C. Shoulder adduction

D. Shoulder internal rotation

Thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by compression of

A. The subdeltoid bursa

B. The brachial plexus, subclavian artery and vein

C. The supraspinatus tendon

D. The biceps tendon

Which of the following muscles do “ceiling punches?”

A. Serratus anterior

B. Coracobrachialis

C. Levator scapulae

D. Latissimus dorsi

A glenohumeral joint sprain is caused by all of the following except

A. Overuse

B. Forced abduction

C. Direct blow to the shoulder

D. Landing on an outstretched arm

The __________ joint is not a true joint, but movement between these bones is critical to upward and downward rotation of the shoulder.

A. Sternoclavicular

B. Glenohumeral

C. Acromioclavicular

D. Scapulothoracic

The ribs articulate with which part of the sternum?

A. Manubrium

B. Body

C. Xiphoid process

D. Spine

An athlete comes up to you and tells you that he was lifting a very heavy weight, and heard a loud snap. Upon evaluation, you notice that there is a bulge in the middle of his anterior humerus and he has weakness in elbow and shoulder flexion. What pathology might this athlete have suffered?

A. Triceps brachii rupture

B. Pectoralis major rupture

C. Rotator cuff rupture

D. Biceps brachii rupture

The humerus articulates with the

A. Coracoid process

B. Greater tubercle

C. Glenoid fossa

D. Bicipital groove

Forced abduction and internal rotation of the glenohumeral joint results in

A. A posterior dislocation of the humerus

B. An inferior dislocation of the humerus

C. An anterior dislocation of the humerus

D. An acromioclavicular sprain

Which of the following landmarks are not found on the scapula?

A. Xiphoid process

B. Spine

C. Acromion

D. Medial Border

The trapezoid and conoid ligaments make up the _______ ligament

A. Sternoclavicular

B. Coracoclavicular

C. Acromioclavicular

D. Coracohumeral

A sign of a humerus fracture that has damaged a nerve is

A. Pain with shoulder movement

B. Humeral head in armpit

C. The inability to supinate forearm

D. Flattened deltoid


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