TO EARN TWO MCE CREDITS
- Read the article on pages 89–92.
- Complete the examination.
- Submit your completed examination to the Academy per the directions on the next page.
The following questions require short answers only; you do not have to use complete sentences. All questions refer to the article, “Congenital Muscular Torticollis: Rehabilitation with a Customized Appliance” by Namrata Shah, Krishna D. Prasad, BDS MDS, et al.
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Quiz – Congenital Muscular Torticollis: Rehabilitation with a Customized Appliance, Namrata Shah, Krishna D. Prasad, BDS MDS, et al.
- (True or False) ________________ When diagnosed and treated before 1 year of age, congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) resolves almost spontaneously in most cases.
- [Select the correct response.] Upon completing the physical examination of the subject, the following possible diagnoses were offered:
(True or False) ____________ Torticollis is principally known to be a symptom of one primary pathologic condition.
[Select the correct response]. The objective of treatment was to _____________.
- A. spasmodic torticollis
- B. CMT
- C. postural torticollis
- D. A and B only
- E. C only
- F. A, B, and C
- G. none of the above
[Select the correct response.] The appliance used to address the condition consisted of _____________ braces and was stabilized by ______________ straps attached to a waist belt.
- A. improve the range of motion of the neck
- B. strengthen the muscles and tendons of the neck
- C. improve the general curvature of the upper spine and lower neck
(True or False) __________________ After completing a number of physical exercises, the patient showed remarkably rapid improvement in her neck position and mobility.
[Select the correct response.] After immense improvement in the neck rotations and flexion were demonstrated, the patient was asked to use a(n) _______________ for a period of ____________ months to achieve stabilization of the new position.
- A. two...two
- B. two...three
- C. three...two
- D. three...three
(True or False) __________ It was determined that a success rate of greater than 95% is typically observed when the treatment for CMT is initiated before the first year of life.
(True or False) _________________ Whether surgery performed later in a patient’s life is beneficial remains a controversial topic even today.
[Select the correct response.] The use of _________________ has been suggested as a viable alternative.
- A. lateral brace...6
- B. cervical collar...3
- C. stationary halter...4
- D. intractable vest...2
(True or False) ________________ The postoperative immobilization protocol for congenital muscular torticollis remains controversial as well.
[Select the correct response.] The various methods used, such as traction, vest, halo, cast, and collar, all maintain the ________________ muscle position.
- A. boticelli toxin
- B. botulism tonic
- C. botulinum toxin
- A. released
- B. flexed
- C. standard
Complete the JPO Self-Assessment Examination on the previous page and score a minimum of 80 percent to earn two MCE credits. Send the completed examination and payment in U.S. currency ($20 for Academy members, $50 nonmembers) to: American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 1331 H Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20005. The examination must be received by the Academy within three years of the publication date for credit to be awarded.
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