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Old 09-10-2013
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Hammer and Otoscope Feel the trauma limb!

am havin a query.

a pt has a fall n says he has pain in his upper arm.

Can we palpate on that area? (causing pain)
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Yes just as in real life if a pt says he has pain in his/her arm you need to palpate it you should also palpate it in the exam. However, as in real life you should do that maneuver last and always perform a maneuver first on the healthy arm and then on the affected arm you should do the same in CS.

Same thing with a PT with RUQ pain you have to palpate the RUQ and do a murphy's but you don't start the physical from that, you leave it for the end.

I hope that helps buddy Good luck. CS sucks big time!
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it does big time,
I gave my exam on 11th, am havin nightmares bout it jus like every1 else,
hopefully there s a Good ending 2 it
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