A patient with an inactivating mutation in RANKL would present with the
following bone defect:
High serum calcium levels, detected during routine clinical testing
would NOT be caused by
Which one of the following is NOT a potential complication of a long bone
Following a fall onto an outstretched hand a patient complains of pain and
tenderness in the floor of the anatomical snuff box.
Which one of the following structures is MOST likely to have been injured?
A group of cyclists pedalling along Beach Road were suddenly confronted by
a dog running across the road in front of them.
The leading riders applied their brakes but unfortunately one of the cyclists
fell off his bike, landed awkwardly on the tip of his shoulder, injuring the
The acromioclavicular joint:
A football player injures his knee during the final quarter of a game.
Assessment of the knee by the club doctor reveals anterior instability of
the tibia with respect to the femur (positive anterior drawer sign).
Which one of the following structures is MOST likely to have been damaged?
The combination of movements occurring at the ankle joint are
When diagnosing a rare condition like osteosarcoma there are several
mimics that must be considered.
Which one of the following is LEAST likely to be confused with osteosarcoma
in a 20 year old man?
A 30 year old woman has painful swollen proximal interphalyngeal joints
on both hands.
What is the MOST likely diagnosis?
A 52 year old man with a previous history of diabetes mellitus type 2 and mild
hypertension presents to the emergency department with an acutely swollen
painful right knee. He does not remember any injury or any previous similar
episodes of joint pain.
On examination the right knee is hot and swollen and the patient is very
reluctant to move the knee as this causes severe pain.
Which investigation is MOST likely to determine the correct diagnosis?
Which one of the following statements regarding non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and related agents is NOT CORRECT?
Regarding the effects of aging on skeletal muscle, which one of the following
statements is NOT CORRECT?
The common flexor origin (shared point of attachment for the superficial flexor
muscles of the anterior compartment of the forearm) is
The muscles of the superficial posterior compartment of the leg (superficial
calf muscles) all insert into the
Quadriceps Femoris is composed of all of the following EXCEPT