GALS Flashcards Preview

05 osces > GALS > Flashcards

Flashcards in GALS Deck (9):
1

What screening questions should be asked at the start of the GALS exam?

Do you have any current joint pain?
Can you walk up and down stairs without any difficulty?
Can you get dressed without any difficulty?

2

What could a high stepping gait indicate?

Foot drop

3

What could tenderness on an MCP or MTP squeeze indicate?

Inflammatory arthropathy

4

What could hyperlordosis of the cervical or lumbar spine indicate?

Spondylolithesis

5

What could loss of lumbar lordosis indicate?

Compression fractures
Ankylosing spondylitis

6

What could a low arch profile indicate?

Pes planus - flat feet

7

What could a high arch profile indicate?

Pes cavus
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

8

What could a pelvic tilt indicate?

Hip abductor weakness

9

What could wasting of gluteal muscles indicate?

Reduced mobility