Musculoskeletal Care Modalities Quiz

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Musculoskeletal Care Modalities Quiz

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1. An artificial joint for total hip replacement involves an implant that consists of:

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2. Choose the incorrect statement about turning a patient in a hip spica cast.

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3. A common pressure problem area for a long leg cast is the:

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4. When a patient is in continuous skeletal leg traction, it is important for the nurse to remember to do all of the following except:

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5. After a total hip replacement, stair climbing is kept to a minimum for:

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6. The nurse suspects “compartment syndrome” for a casted extremity. She would assess for characteristic symptoms such as:

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7. Choose the incorrect statement about the traditional plaster cast. After a plaster cast has been set, it:

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8. A patient in pelvic traction needs his or her circulatory status assessed. The nurse should check for a positive (1) Homans’ sign by asking the patient to:

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9. The recommended leg position to prevent prosthesis dislocation after a total hip replacement is:

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10. The nurse expects that up to how much weight can be used for a patient in skeletal traction?

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11. Postoperatively a patient with a total hip replacement is allowed to turn:

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12. Preoperative nursing measures that are appropriate for an orthopedic patient should include:

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13. The nurse knows to assess the patient in an arm cast for possible pressure ulcers in the following area:

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14. One of the most dangerous of all postoperative complications is:

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15. After removal of a cast, the patient needs to be instructed to do all of the following except:

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16. Skin traction is limited to a weight between:

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17. The nurse is very concerned about the potential debilitating complication of peroneal nerve injury, which is:

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18. The nurse caring for a postoperative hip-replacement patient knows that the patient should not cross his or her legs, at any time, for how long after surgery?

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19. The nurse who assesses bone fracture pain expects the patient to describe the pain as:

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20. The nurse assesses for peroneal nerve injury by checking the patient’s casted leg for the primary symptom of:

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21. Nursing assessment of a patient in traction should include:

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22. Postoperative nursing concerns when caring for an orthopedic patient should include:

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23. After a total hip replacement, the patient is usually able to resume daily activities after:

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24. A patient with an arm cast complains of pain. The nurse should do all of the following except:

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25. Patients with a hip and knee replacement begin ambulation with a walker or crutches how long after surgery?

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