Let’s go to Vagus! How Does This Nerve Travel?

Consider yourself zapped! You are now a small molecule and are going to take a ride down the track of the famed cranial nerve X. Bet on it being important. CN X is the head honcho of the cranial nerves and it works it's butt off to keep you alive. Your trip begins in the

Let’s go to Vagus! How Does This Nerve Travel?2016-10-24T02:10:24+00:00

IT band friction syndrome

What are some risk factors for the development of IT band friction syndrome?   Risk factors leading to IT band friction syndrome are sudden change in training intensity, poor shoe support, tight IT band, weak hip adbductors, disparity between quadricep and hamstring strength, and excessive foot pronation.  For a more complete list, check out this

IT band friction syndrome2016-07-08T03:33:37+00:00

glut med weakness

When your patient walks, you notice a trendelenburg gait on the right.  Which gluteus medius is weak?   The left gluteus medius would be weak if the patient is exhibiting a right trendelenburg gait.  When the patient enters the stance phase on the left foot, the left gluteus medius is unable to produce a strong

glut med weakness2016-07-08T03:25:20+00:00

Pes Anserine

What are some risk factors that increase your risk of getting pes anserine bursitis? Some of the common risk factors are pes planus, tight hamstrings, obesity, femoral anteversion, tibial torsion, OA in the knee and medial mensicus problems.

Pes Anserine2019-04-28T04:12:57+00:00

Palmar cutaneous nerve of median

What is the distribution of the palmar cutaneous nerve of the median?   This nerve branches before the carpal tunnel and supplies the lateral aspect of the hand near the base of the thumb.  See diagram for more details.

Palmar cutaneous nerve of median2016-07-07T13:47:34+00:00

Pronator Syndrome

The patient reports numbness in the median distribution of her hand.  How can you  differentiate carpal tunnel syndrome from pronator syndrome?   In pronator syndrome, the patient will typically complain of a aching forearm pain, they typically will not have night symptoms, and they will also have sensory symptoms over the palmar cutaneous branch of

Pronator Syndrome2016-07-07T13:44:41+00:00
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