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Unformatted text preview: A 55- year- old woman with a history of depression is brought into the emergency department by paramedics after attempting suicide by slashing her wrists . Her husband reports that she had recently stopped her antidepressant medications . Physical examination shows deep horizontal lacerations in her distal wrist and palm . The patient's wounds are treated , and she is admitted to the hospital's psychiatric ward under careful observation . Several weeks later , the patient is brought in for weakness and numbness of her hand . Visual inspection and palpation shows a flattened thenar eminence . Which of the following additional findings is most likely to be seen in this patient ?" A . Loss of sensation in the palmar aspect of the fifth digit! B . Weakness in pronation C . Weakness in the ability to adduct the thumb D. Weakness in the ability to extend the thumb { Weakness of the first and second lumbricals...
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  • Winter '14
  • Physical examination, Ward, Palpation

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