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1

Edema can lead to what?

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
(compression of median nerve from edema)
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TOS

2

What can you advise your patient to do about edema for self care?

HYDRO
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ELEVATE
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INCREASE ACTIVITY

3

What is the actual separation of the pubic symphesis known as?

DIASTASIS SYMPHESIS PUBIS
(misalignment far more common)

4

Why might a patient experience difficulty getting in and out of cars, rolling over in bed, and/or initiating gait?

DIASTASIS SYMPHESIS PUBIS

5

Is sciatica pain in pregnancy the result of a disc herniation?

VERY RARELY
usually PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME

6

Name the sensory (not motor) condition involving damage to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, usually caused by entrapment at inguinal ligament?

MERALGIA PARAESTHETICA

7

How can you assess for meralgia paraesthetica?

TINNELS SIGN
(positive: tingling burning with tapping over affected area)
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IMPROVED SITTING/ AGGRAVATED STANDING
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LIGHT AIR BRUSHING IRRITATES

8

Name 5 ways we treat meralgia paraesthetica?

1. DECREASE ANTERIOR PELVIC TILT
2. DECREASE MRT QUADS
3. INCREASE PSOAS LENGTH
4. INCREASE CORE STABILITY
5. INCREASE LYMPH FLOW (LD)