Tutor profile: Shane R.
Subject: Physical Therapy
A gymnast walks into the physical therapy clinic complaining of nagging, localized pain in the anterior left lower leg that is consistently present at night. The patient also reports there is an increase of pain during activity with associated swelling of the region. What is the MOST likely condition with these characteristics? a) Stress fracture b) Anterior compartment syndrome c) Shin splints d) Lateral ankle sprain
a) Stress fracture. Stress fracture includes localized pain, especially with increased activity and weight bearing. Anterior compartment syndrome can be characterized as acute or chronic. Acute compartment syndrome is a medical emergency caused by severe injury and presents with pain, decreased pulses, paresthesias, pallor, and paralysis. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is often caused by exertion where patient will complain of bursting type pressure. Shin splints will typically have tenderness along mid distal or posterior medial tibia, without edema present, and resolves after rest.
Subject: Basic Math
Shane wants to adopt a new dog. Shane comes across 2 different salespersons that sell the exact same dog: salesperson 1 reports payment for the dog will require four payments of $50, while salesperson 2 reports payment for the dog will require nine payments of $20. Which salesperson should Shane pick to get the cheaper overall price?
Salesperson 2. Nine payments of $20 is equivalent to $180, while four payments of $50 is equivalent to $200. Therefore, salesperson 2 has the overall cheaper price.
If I were a type of cartilage (or group of connective tissue that consists of chondrocytes), what type of cartilage may I be if I was able to resist compression, tension, and pulling forces? And where would I be located in the body?
The type of cartilage that is able to resist in multiple directions such as compression, tension, and pulling is known as fibrocartilage, which consists of thick collagen fibers that surround chondrocytes. This type of cartilage is located in areas such as the meniscus of the knee joint and in the outer ring of your discs in your vertebrae.
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