Lower Extremity Casting Techniques II Exam

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1. Which of the following is NOT an essential landmark for casting a UCBL.  

1st metatarsal head

navicular

patella

base of the 5th metatarsal head

2. Including the toes on the UCBL cast:.  

Makes the cast too long to use.

Ensures the proper foot length for fabrication.

Creates a problem for modification.

Is totally unnecessary.

3. What conditions cause problems for locating landmarks for the UCBL?  

Clonus

Edema

Contractures

Ulcers

4. SMO is an acronym for:  

Supra-malleolar orthosis

Sub-malleolar orthosis

Super-malleolar orthosis

Some Other Orthosis

5. A SMO is cast at least above the:   

mid-calf

fibular head

malleolus

navicular

6. When casting the SMO, the tubing is used to provide a channel for reinforcement of the cast.  

True

False

7. By design, a SMO provides more control than a UCBL.  

True

False

8.  A patient should be observed in ____ before casting an AFO if possible.  

stance

gait

positioning

jumping

9. What is the normal superior height of an AFO?.  

1/2" below the fibular head

2 inches below the fibular head

1 inch below the fibular head

1 inch above the fibular head

10.  According to this DVD, it is generally accepted to begin casting at the ____ point on the leg.   

proximal

distal

lateral

medial

11. The FRAFO casting technique is like the AFO technique except the the ____ is also encompassed.  

hallux

lower thigh

patella

entire leg

12.  Landmarks for the FRAFO include all of the following EXCEPT:    

patella

tibial crest

perineum

fibular neck

13. A RGO is cast with the patient supine.  

True

False

 

14. The tube or cutting strip is placed in what position before casting the FRAFO?  

along the tibial crest

posteriorly along the calf

on the medial or lateral side

spiral around the leg

15.  When casting the FRAFO, contractures should be checked for at the____.  

hip

knee

ankle

All of the above

16. When measuring for a KAFO, always measure the length from the floor to the apex of the malleolus.  

True

False

17.  When casting for a KAFO, is is advantageous to cast ___.  

all at once

in segments

alone

with the patient sitting upright

18. Contractures are always checked and evaluated before casting.  

True

False

19.  All of these measurements are applicable to the hip section of the HKAFO except:  

ML at the waist

ML at the greater Trochanter

ML at the anatomical hip joint

ML at the sternal notch

20.  A HO consists of a pelvic section and a ____.  

ankle piece

knee-ankle

thigh piece

foot piece

 

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