Case of the Week: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

From Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination and Board Review, 4th Edition

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A 58-year-old male presents after sudden onset of right upper arm pain. He was working in the yard, cutting and pulling out some bushes, when he heard a "snap" and felt the pain. He has a history of rotator cuff tendinosis and osteoarthritis.

Question 1 of 3

You should look for all of the following on physical examination EXCEPT:

A - A positive elevated arm stress test ("Roos" test).

B - A palpable biceps muscle defect.

C - Normal grip strength.

D - An asymmetric bulge in the affected arm.

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Julie Grishaw, ACNP

Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Education