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Orthopedic Surgery MOC Sample Question 1

A 30-year-old right-hand-dominant man presents to the emergency room following a traumatic dislocation that was self-reduced during a mosh pit at a concert. Physical exam reveals an intact axillary nerve with intact neurovascular status distally. Prior to presenting to your office, he dislocates two more times. Select MRI slices are seen below. What is the next step in management?


  • AShoulder immobilizer and serial radiographs
  • BArthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • CArthroscopic Bankart repair
  • DBiceps tenodesis
Orthopedic Surgery MOC Sample Question 2

A 27-year-old chef presents to the emergency room after sustaining a laceration while at work. On exam, she is unable to bend his index finger at the proximal or distal interphalangeal joints. Radiographic images are shown below. She is diagnosed with a zone 2 laceration of the flexor digitorum superficialis and profundus tendons to the index finger. Sheathed tendons, such as the flexor tendons of the hand, receive their blood supply from which of the following:


  • ASynovial fluid
  • BVincula
  • CParatenon
  • DDirectly from the digital arteries

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