Flashcards in MSK Cortext Mix Deck (42)
between giant cell and Takayasu arteritis, which is more common in over 50s?
what forms the carpal tunnel?
what can cause carpal tunnel syndrome?
swelling in the carpal tunnel
- RA (synovitis)
- chronic renal disease
- e.g distal radius fracture
what tests can confirm carpal tunnel syndrome?
tinels test (tapping over median nerve) and phalens test (holding wrists hyperflexed) can recreate symptoms
nerve conduction studies
main sign of extensor mechanism rupture and how is this managed?
cant do straight leg raise
usually surgically managed
WHO definition of osteoporosis?
reduced bone mineral density and increased porosity of bone
bone mineral density less than 2.5 standard deviations below mean peak value for young adults of same age race and sex
what is osteopaenia?
intermediate stage before osteoporosis
bone mineral density between 1-2.5 standard deviations below mean peak value
polymyalgia rheumatica vs polymyositis?
PR = significant pain and stiffness in proximal limb muscles, significantly raised inflammatory markers, improves with exercise
polymyositis = mainly weakness rather than pain, worsens with exercise
describe scaphoid blood supply?
what can cause plantar fasciitis?
walking on hard floors without cushioned soles
how is plantar fasciitis managed?
gel heel cushions
achilles and plantar fascia stretching exercises
avoid plantar fascia surgical release due to risk to plantar nerves
modified new York criteria for diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis?
pain for more than 3 months
worse at rest, relieved by movement
X ray changes of sacroiliitis
visible line surrounding the osteon is called what?
risk factors for DDH?
family history of DDH
other congenital disorders (talipes etc)
blood supply to femoral head?
medial and lateral circumflex artery branches of profundal femoris artery
small amount from obturator artery (goes directly to femoral head at the top)
posterior shoulder dislocation
6 risk factors for osteoporosis?
reduced exposure to sunlight
boxers fracture can often be managed conservatively, what type of deformity cannot and must be fixed?
A lucent, multi-loculated cyst found within the medulla of many different bones, often with associated cortical expansion?
aneurysmal bone cyst
A mostly lucent lesion, with a patchy sclerosis, found within the metaphyseal region of long bones?
klumpkes palsy is caused by damage to which nerve roots?
C8 and T1
how does klumpkes palsy present?
paralysis of intrinsic hand muscles and finger/wrist flexors
fingers are typically flexed due to paralysis of interossei and lumbricals which assist in extension at PIPs
4 risk factors for talipes equinovarus?
what is the target serum urate level?
management of acute gout?
colchicine and steroids
don't start allopurinol until 2 weeks after flare up
if already on allopurinol, don't stop it during an acute flare
how does allopurinol work?
inhibits xanthine oxidase
how does DMARD therapy affect immunisations?
cant have live vaccinations while taking DMARDs
must have influenza and pneumococcal vaccines before starting treatment
describe ganglion cysts
how is a ganglion cyst managed?
needle aspiration often not successful due to thick gelatinous material in cyst
whacking with a bible often has high recurrence as wall of cyst isn't removed
surgical removal = definitive management