Oral Exam

Purpose

In this course, you will be introduced to techniques for examining musculoskeletal injuries. The Oral Exam will provide an opportunity to demonstrate skills learned during the semester.

Instruction and Format

Sign up to take the oral exam between Monday, 25 April and Tuesday, 3 May. A sign-up sheet is posted on my office door, or you may sign-up via e-mail.

At scheduled time, bring another cadet with you; it may be a partner testing at the same time, or a friend to act as a model. Wear PT Uniform.

You will draw two (2) questions from those listed below. You will have a maximum of (5) minutes to answer each question.

The oral exam is worth 20% of final grade.

Questions:

  1. While going up for a rebound, a basketball player lands awkwardly on the foot of another player. He twists his right ankle. You saw the injury occur and suspect a sprain of the lateral ankle ligaments. Demonstrate your physical examination of this injury.
  2. Based on your sideline observation of a lacrosse player, you suspect a ligamentous injury of the right knee. Demonstrate your physical examination of this injury.
  3. Based on your sideline observation of a quarterback, you suspect either an acromioclavicular joint sprain or a glenohumeral joint subluxation of the right shoulder. Demonstrate your physical examination of this injury.
  4. You suspect a football player has sustained an injury to the brachial plexus. Demonstrate your physical examination of this injury.
  5. Based on your sideline observation, you suspect a football player has suffered a concussion. Demonstrate your physical examination of this injury.

Download and use the Grading Form when practicing for the oral exam.

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