Introduction to Orthopaedics & Fractures - BM5 NLM1

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1. Which of the following are localised variables that influence fracture healing?

  • Extent of trauma, contamination & diabetes
  • HIV, NSAIDS & degeneration
  • Bone loss, location & underlying pathology
  • Blood supply, age & obesity
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2. A Vargus deformity is also known as what?

  • Popping knee
  • Bowleggedness
  • Stubby legs
  • Knock knees

3. Young's modulus equals...

  • A big problem
  • Stress/Strain
  • Stress x Strain
  • Strain/Stress

4. What is the role of tendons?

  • Supply muscles with oxygen
  • Attach bone to bone
  • Attach muscle to bone
  • Innervate muscles

5. What is a displaced fracture?

  • The bone breaks but there is no puncture or open wound in the skin
  • The bone breaks and is in communication with the environment through the skin
  • The bone snaps into two or more parts and moves so that the two ends are not lined up
  • The bone cracks either part or all of the way through, but does move and maintains its proper alignment


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