Anatomy of the Shoulder (glenohumeral) & Hip (acetabulofemoral) Joints - MCQ/SBA (for BM5 NLM1)

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1. What are the rotator cuff muscles?

  • Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus, Teres Minor & Subscapularis
  • Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus, Teres Minor & Teres Major
  • Flexor Carpi Radialis, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris & Flexor Digitorum Superficialis
  • Extensor Carpi Radialis, Extensor Carpi Ulnaris & Extensor Digitorum
  • Brachioradialis, Biceps Brachii & Pronator Teres
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2. The contents of the axilla are surrounded by a thin layer of fascia called the axillary sheath. What is the clinical relevence of this sheath?

  • It can be used to deliver fast acting toxins when poisoning someone
  • It can cause total right-sided paralysis if punctured
  • It's destruction can lead to infertility and baldness in men
  • It can be the site of injection of local anaesthesia (regional nerve block) to anaesthetise the upper limb
  • It can be the site of injection of anti-TB drugs (e.g. Rifampicin) to deliver fast-acting destruction of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

3. Which spinal nerves form the roots of the brachial plexus that innervates the upper limb?

  • C5-T1
  • C5-T2
  • C4-C8
  • C4-T2
  • C4-T1

4. Which ligament arises from the coracoid process and attaches to the anatomical neck of the humerus?

  • Coracohumeral ligament
  • Scapulohumeral ligament
  • Coracobrachialis ligament
  • Coracoanatomico ligament
  • Scapulobrachialis ligament

5. Identify the two main muscles that are attached to the anterior of the shoulder joint and permit flexion of that joint.

  • Pectoralis Major & posterior fibres of Deltoid
  • Pectoralis Major & Serratus Anterior
  • Pectoralis Major & Latissimus Dorsi
  • Pectoralis Major & anterior fibres of Deltoid
  • Pectoralis Major & Pectoralis Minor


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