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JPO SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION

JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: January 2004 - Volume 16 - Issue 1 - p 23-24
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  1. Read the article on pages 16–22.
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DIRECTIONS:

The following questions require short answers only; you do not have to use complete sentences. All questions refer to the article “Coronal Plane Trunk Shifts and Decompensational Perspectives in a New Design of an Asymmetrical TLSO Module” by Keith M. Smith, CO, LO

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1.

True or False?

It is believed that a well-compensated spine should be achieved before attempting to correct the magnitudes of curves according to the current consensus of the orthopedic community and orthotists.

2.

Decomposition is not an issue while wearing a nocturnal orthoses, worn only in the supine position, due to the.       .

3.

The horizontal distance between a line bisecting the sacrum and a line bisecting the highest vertebra on a posteroanterior roentgenogram is defined as       

4. In the Wilmington style molded thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO), a force is applied to shift the trunk back in balance with the pelvis:

a. after curve correction forces are applied.

b. before curve correction forces are applied.

c. while curve correction forces are applied.

5.

True or False?

A symmetrical orthosis is created using a cast mold taken on a Risser table in which the patient is stabilized at the pelvis and the trunk is shifted to the opposite direction on the pelvis.

6.

The central sacral reference line is found by       

          

          

7.

The patient is measured using a series of       , and        measurements.

8.

The        are used for fine-tuning decomposition.

9.

True or False?

Better spinal balance is achieved by decreasing trunk shift and decomposition.

10. The shifting principle persented in this article is proposed treatment for:

a. curves in which the thoracic and lumbar components are on opposite sides of the central sacral line (CSL).

b. curves in which the entire spine is on the same side of the central sacral line (CSL).

c. both a and b.

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