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Following are sample questions that are similar to those you will find on the examination for orthotic technicians.
1. Normal ambulation consists of:
A. 60% swing and 40% stance B. 60% stance and 40% swing C. 50% stance and 50% swing D. 70% swing and 30% stance
2. The anatomical landmark used to identify the ankle joint axis is the:
A. Distal tip of medial malleolus B. Distal tip of lateral malleolus C. Apex of the lateral malleolus D. Apex of the talus
3. Which of the following materials is the most brittle?
A. Polyethylene B. Copolymer C. Modified polyethylene D. Polypropylene
4. The trimlines of a posterior leaf spring ankle foot orthosis (AFO) should be:
A. Anterior to the malleoli B. Through the apex of the malleoli C. Posterior to the malleoli D. Distal to the malleoli
5. The muscle group that provides knee extension is called the:
A. Hamstrings B. Pretibials C. Peroneals D. Quadriceps
6. The bony landmark on the lateral aspect of the lower leg which is used as a reference for the height of an AFO is the:
A. Tibial plateau B. Fibular head C. Medial malleolus D. Adductor tubercle
7. Knee flexion occurs in which plane of motion:
A. Coronal B. Transverse C. Sagittal D. Frontal
8. The orthotic knee joint designed to increase the patient’s knee stability by positioning the joint behind the weight line is the:
A. Posterior off-set B. Bail lock C. Dial lock D. Polycentric
9. When correcting a metal AFO tracing, the vertical line that is created on the medial aspect of the tracing is the:
A. Transverse line B. Frontal line C. Midsagittal line D. Midpoint line
10. Material safety data sheets should be:
A. Available to all staff that come into contact with those materials B. Kept in a locked cabinet C. Only referred to after there has been an incident D. Provided to each patient along with their orthosis
1. B 2. A 3. D 4. C 5. D 6. B 7. C 8. A 9. C 10. A