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  • in reply to: Normal Pronation ROM #468272
    Nick Smith
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    Amanda, thank you so much for catching that error. It should say “rotation” vs pronation as I was looking at the total pronation supination arc to be considered functional at around 50 degrees of each. I will have that question amended. The correct answer will still be 125 flexion and 98 total rotation. Thanks again and don’t hesitate to reach out again in the future!
    Nick

    in reply to: Wrist/Hand splinting #468086
    Nick Smith
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    Hi Kendra and thanks for the question! While I would not spend a lot of time on this subject matter due to the low percentage of questions, it may be a good idea to memorize/visualize some splinting techniques. Also this is an area to drive home about 1-2 weeks before the test. Below is the title of an article with good pictures of some common techniques and fracture management.

    Casting and splinting management for hand injuries in the in-season contact sport athlete

    Katherine H Carruthers, Olivia O’Reilly, Martin Skie, John Walters, Patrick Siparsky

    Good luck with your preparation and reach out with any other questions you may have!

    Nick

    in reply to: OCS Advantage #455842
    Nick Smith
    Participant

    Kendra,

    Thanks for the question!
    Currently they are embedded into the study guides per section. You will also find many examples in the practice questions. We are currently in the process of creating a standalone document which should be available in the next few weeks! Stay tuned.

    Happy studying,

    Nick

    in reply to: Test Question Clarification on Answer #327055
    Nick Smith
    Participant

    Natasha, I can definitely see your reasoning on this, however what I was trying to go for in the question was pointing out that the plantar flexors which will be innervated by the tibial nerve are weaker than the dorsiflexors as shown in the manual muscle testing. Also the clinical picture points strongly to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction which would also be innervated by the tibial nerve. When you sit down and take the actual OCS test keep in mind that a lot of the times two answers will seem correct but dive back into the question to see if there’s any evidence to further validate one choice or the other.
    Let me know if you have any further questions and happy studies!

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