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40 - Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function

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Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 13th Ed., Hinkle & Cheever | Practical Nurse (LPN) School Study Aid

40 - Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function
4 Picmonics to Learn | 7 mins
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Procedure
Internal Body Images
Detects Variations of Soft Tissues
Considerations
No Metal Objects
No Pacemakers
Contrast is Non-Iodine
Safe During Pregnancy
Long Procedure
Antianxiety Medications
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2 mins
Scoliosis
Assessment
S Shaped Lateral Spinal Rotation
Unequal Shoulder and Scapula Height
Uneven Gait
Impaired Oxygenation
Hump when Bending Forward
Interventions
Body Braces
Worn 23 Hours/Day
Surgery
Considerations
Adolescent Screening
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3 mins
Skeletal Muscle Contraction Action
Characteristics
Calcium Binds Troponin
Active Site Exposed
Many Mitochondria Produce ATP
Myosin Head Binds
Power Stroke
Myosin Head Releases Active Site
ATP Consumed
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1 min
Skeletal Muscle Contraction Initiation
Somatic Motor Neuron Releases Acetylcholine
Acetylcholine Causes Sodium Influx
Cell Reaches All-or-Nothing Threshold
Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels Undergo Conformational Change
Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Causes Calcium Flood
Calcium Flood Enters Myofibrils
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1 min

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