What physical exam findings would be you expect to find?
An 86-year-old woman has been admitted to the Shadow General
surgical floor after a knee replacement. She has a history of
degenerative joint disease (DJD). What physical exam findings would be you expect to find?
Correct:Persons with DJD have limitations in strength and range of motion, joint crepitus, and pain with activity that is relieved with rest. Humpback, or kyphosis, is commonly due to osteoporosis, while shuffling gait and postural instability are commonly seen in those with Parkinson’s disease.
Joint deformity (Correct Response)