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USMLE An Important Anatomy question ?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Focused1, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Focused1

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    A person places his hands on a table and cant raise his thumb above the table. Cause ?
    - Options: All intrinsic muscles of hand, Extrinsic muscles of both compartments of forearm ?
     
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    Sounds like an extensor problem to me.
     
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    It's been almost a year since anatomy but ,isn't that just median n at the wrist?
     
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    The question asks for a specific muscle.. not the nerve involved or the group of muscles (flexor/extensor/abductor)
     
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    Extensor pollicis longus (the movement is called retropulsion)
     
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    ;)Is the hand face-up or face-down on the table?
     
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    Face down..
    answer as mentioned above is retropulsion..
    thanks guys !!
     

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