Room 3b Case Study

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QEP Scripts for Two Recordings – Audio for Musculoskeletal System; “OK, Team! We have a new patient in Room 3B who is being admitted with a progressive (gradual, advancing) decrease in mobility (movement) of his back and legs, and increase in pain located in the lumbosacral (lower back above the tailbone of the spine) area. The patient’s Primary Care Provider has sent along Computed Tomography scans (CT, a rotating x-ray emitter, detailed internal scanner) showing spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine causing pressure on the nerves and spinal cord causing lower back pain.) and decrease of the normal lordosis (abnormal curvature lower spine, excessive inward curvature of the spine) in the thoracic vertebrae (upper and middle back). Lumbosacral …show more content…

Family History also is positive for rheumatoid arthritis (Inflammatory changes in the joints causing pain), so we had serology (scientific study of blood or other bodily fluids) run for the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (the rate at which red blood cells settle in one hour used to detect inflammation associated with conditions such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases), and looking for presence of Anti-Nuclear-Antibodies (found in patients whose immune system may be predisposed to cause inflammation against their own body …show more content…

She was unable to abduct (move her arms away from the middle of her body) her arms so we were concerned there was a dislocation in the shoulder joints since they have a shallow articulation (movement). She could pronate (turn her palms up) and supinate (turn her palms down) her palms, but her grip strength is

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