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Common Musculoskeletal Problems of the Upper Extremity

Author: Bernard Karnath, MD

1. The maneuver shown below is used to elicit a sign of which one of the following musculoskeletal problems?


  1. Bicipital tendonitis
  2. Lateral epicondylitis
  3. Medial epicondylitis
  4. Olecranon bursitis
  5. Rotator cuff tear
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2. The maneuver shown below is used to elicit a sign of which one of the following musculoskeletal problems?


  1. Bicipital tendonitis
  2. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  3. Lateral epicondylitis
  4. Medial epicondylitis
  5. Olecranon bursitis
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3. The maneuver shown below is used to elicit a sign of which one of the following musculoskeletal problems?


  1. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  2. Dupuytren’s contracture
  3. Lateral epicondylitis
  4. Medial epicondylitis
  5. Osteoarthritis
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4. The maneuver shown below elicits paraesthesias in the distribution of the hand shown. Which one of the following nerves is likely involved?


  1. Median nerve
  2. Radial nerve
  3. Sciatic nerve
  4. Sural nerve
  5. Ulnar nerve
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5. A 42-year-old carpenter presents with elbow pain for the past 2 days. Visual inspection of the painful elbow reveals a large swollen mass over the olecranon process. What is the most likely diagnosis?

  1. Bursitis
  2. Myositis
  3. Neuritis
  4. Osteoarthritis
  5. Tendonitis
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