Flashcards in Thoracic Orthopedics Deck (17)
Adam's Position test is to determine?
Functional or structural scoliosis
During the Adam's test if the scoliosis disappears when the patient flexes forward, this is ______ scoliosis.
During the Adam's test if the scoliosis remains when the patient flexes forward, this is ______ scoliosis.
In what instance could structural scoliosis straighten during the Adam's test?
If the patient has an anatomically short leg
Which type of scoliosis definitely warrants an X-ray?
What is a classic positive for Amos's Sign?
Pain, weakness, or decreased flexibility in the thoracics or thoracolumbar area when rising from a side-lying position
What is a classic positive for Beever's sign and what does it mean?
If the umbilicus deviates from the center, the abdominal muscle opposite to the direction of deviation is weak
During normal chest expansion, the rib cage moves _________.
If chest expansion is less than ______ it is considered a positive finding.
What is a classic positive for Forestier's Bowstring Sign?
Unequal ROM when the patient laterally flexes from side to side
A positive Forestier's bowstring test indicates primarily what disorder?
Ankylosing spondylosis (AS)
Although it could also indicate muscle spasm, pain inhibiting motion, or stacking
If a rib stops moving during expiration it indicates a/n _______ rib.
If a rib stops moving during inspiration it indicates a/n _______ rib.
A positive Rib Motion Test (the rib is not moving properly) could indicate ...
Rib subluxation (most likely)
A positive Schepelmann's Sign would be?
What would a positive Schepelmann's sign indicate?
Pain on the concave side indicates neuralgia (compression of an intercostal nerve)
Pain on the convex side indicates myalgia or myofascitis (stretching of a sensitive muscle or fascia)