Friday, June 22, 2012

DNB Orthopaedics Theory Paper June 2012


11. Define MDR Tuberculosis. Discuss the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of a case of MDR tuberculosis of spine (1+2+3+4)
22. Discuss the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and Differential Diagnosis of Heterotopic Ossification (3+3+4)
33. Discuss treatment options of the focal cartilage defect over the medial femoral condyle in a 40 yr old man  (10)
44.  Discuss the management of deep vein thrombosis in orthopaedic patients
55.  Describe the illustrative diagrams of the surgical exposure of radius at various levels (10)
66.  Describe the surgical reconstruction in a case of one and a half yr old common peroneal nerve palsy  (10)
77.  Describe the principles of stabilization of foot
88.  write in brief (5+5)  a.Ceramic bearing surfaces in arthroplasty
                              b.Bone scan in musculoskeletal disorder.
99. Enumerate causes of claw hand deformity. Discuss its management in short (3+7)
110. Write brief notes on 4+(3+3)       a. Alendronate induced fractures
                                                    b.Diagnosis and treatment of osteomalacia


1.Describe the treatment of acute flexor tendon injuries in various zones of hand  (10)

2.Describe the Aetiopathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of Madelung deformity(3+3+4)

3.Describe the clinical features ,diagnosis and management of tuberculosis hip in children(3+3+4)

4.Discuss the differential diagnosis and investigation in an 8 yr old child with persistent limp((5+5)

5.Classify congenital skeletal limb deficiencies(10)

6.Discuss in brief(5+5)     a.Sequelae of pyogenic arthritis of hip in infancy
                                      b.Intoeing gait

7.Describe the aetiopathology and management of SCFE(4+6)

8.write SN on (5+5)  a.FRO
                              b.IT(interferential therapy)

9.WRite brief notes on (5+5)     a.Role of orthosis in treatmnt of clubfoot
                                              b.patellar tendon bearing prosthesis

10.write brief notes on (5+5)     a.Clinical and radiological diagnosis of scurvy
                                             b.Adolescnt coxa vara


1.  Describe the management of failed osteosynthesis of fracture neck of femur in a young adult(10)

2.Discuss the management of diaphyseal gap nonunion with 5 cm bone loss in a young adult(10)

3.Describe the tension band principle and how it is used in fracture care(5+5)

4.describe the classification of  thoracolumbar injuries and discuss the treatment of burst fracture L1(5+5)

5.Describe the classification, clinical features and management of Lisfranc's fracture dislocation(3+3+4)

6.Describe the Sander's classification of calcaneal fractures and discuss the treatment of each type (4+6)

7.Describe the classification of the distal humeral fractures  in adults. Describe the surgical approaches used for internal fixation of these fractures  (4+6)

8.Describe the blood supply of scaphoid. Discuss the treatment of nonunion of scaphoid  (4+6)

9.Describe the mechanism of injury of Radial head fracture. Discuss its classification and management  (3+3+4)

10.write SN on  (5+5)  a.External fixator in musculoskeletal injuries
                                 b.Antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent surgical site infection.


1.Describe the structure of bone with illustrative diagram(s)    (10)
2. List the factors affecting Ca metabolism. Describe the radiological features of rickets   (5+5)

3.write SN on nuclear medicine and its applications in orthopaedics   (5+5)

4.Discuss the anatomical basis of thoracic outlet syndrome and its management  (5+5)

5.Discuss the therapeutical potential  of stem cells in musculoskeletal disorders  (10)

6.Describe the musculoskeletal manifestations in sickle cell anaemia(10)

7.Describe the clinical features, laboratory findings and management of gout    (3+3+4)

8.Describe the gait cycle .List various types of gait with diagnostic features   (4+6)

9.Describe the methods used  for augmentation of fracture healing   (10)

10. Describe the role of Ultrasonography in musculoskeletal disorders   (10)


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