Flashcards in SBE 2 Deck (9)
What is the purpose of a lumbar Laminectomy
This is a procedure where the lamina of a vertebrae are removed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.
What patient population receives lumbar laminectomy's most often ?
Spinal stenosis patients
Which phase of gait is associated with Plantar flexion to 20 degrees
When in the gait cycle does maximal dorsiflexion occur
How much plantar flexion is associated with loading respone
How much dorsiflexion occurs during initial contact
What is the primary limitation of a maximal exercise test?
It requires patients to exercise to their max, some patients may terminate the exercise secondary to fatigue or exercise intolerance before reaching their max which decreased the sensitivity of the test.
Sensitivity is the ability for a test to accurately diagnose a person with a disease who actually has the disease (% of true positives vs false positives)