Brachial Plexus Lesion Quiz

Brachial Plexus Nerve Lesions and Symptoms

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Question 1

A 40 year old man comes into your office looking a littleĀ embarrassed. When you ask him what brings him to your clinic he looks uncomfortable and says that he "is having difficulty moving correctly." With a little more searching you discover that he is concerned because he is unable to wipe his bottom when using the toilet. What nerve is associated with his problem?

A
Radial
B
Suprascapular
C
Median
D
Thoracodorsal
E
Ulnar
Question 2

Which of these nerves has been injured if the patient cannot abduct their arm?

A
Radial nerve
B
Sciatic nerve
Hint:
This nerve is not related to the brachial plexus.
C
Axillary nerve
D
Ulnar nerve
Question 3

Patient presents with claw hand. What nerve has been affected?

A
Radial nerve
B
Median nerve
C
Ulnar nerve
D
Long thoracic nerve
Question 4

A young man comes to your office with a sad look on his face. He says that kids at school make fun of him because his back does "something weird." You take a look and note that he is experiencing scapular winging. What nerve is associated with this young man's problem?

A
Thoracodorsal nerve
B
Suprascapular nerve
C
Long thoracic nerve
D
Both the subscapular nerve and axillary nerves
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