Application Process for Medical Certification - Examination Techniques
Items 42-43. Upper and Lower Extremities, Spine and other Musculoskeletal

Standard examination procedures should be used to make a gross evaluation of the integrity of the applicant's musculoskeletal system. The Examiner should note:
  • Pain - neuralgia, myalgia, paresthesia, and related circulatory and neurological findings
  • Weakness - local or generalized; degree and amount of functional loss
  • Paralysis - atrophy, contractures, and related dysfunctions
  • Motion coordination, tremors, loss or restriction of joint motions, and performance degradation
  • Deformity - extent and cause
  • Amputation - level, stump healing, and phantom pain
  • Prostheses - comfort and ability to use effectively