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An 18-year-old football player comes off the field after sustaining a stinger to his right shoulder. Which of the following conditions must be met before he should be allowed to return to play?
Determine if the pain has resolved and fit the player with a protective brace
MRI of the right shoulder and neck showing no nerve root avulsions
No pain, normal sensation, demonstration of full range of motion, and 5/5 strength of the right upper extremity musculature
Normal sensation in the right hand over the thumb, long finger, and small finger, no residual pain, and the ability to raise the right hand above his head
Normal findings on an EMG of the right shoulder and arm
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In college level football players with symptoms of arm numbness and tingling following contact, which of the following is an indication for a cervical MRI prior to return to play?
Unilateral symptoms do not resolve within 15 minutes.
Symptoms follow a short period of loss of conciousness.
Player has had unilateral symptoms on two prior occasions.
Transient unilateral weakness in the deltoid and biceps is present.
Symptoms and physical exam findings are found in both upper extremities.
A football player is diagnosed as having a "stinger" by the athletic trainer. Which of the following acute transient findings would be consistent with that diagnosis?
Bilateral upper extremity sensory symptoms
Bilateral upper extremity weakness
Unilateral upper and lower extremity sensory and motor symptoms
Unilateral upper and lower extremity weakness only
Unilateral upper extremity pain and weakness