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ABFAS Reconstructive Sample Questions

Question 1: Under what circumstance would it be acceptable to arthrodese an ankle in slight equinus (5-10°)?

  1. Weak quadriceps

  2. Weak hamstrings

  3. Laxity of the knee joint

  4. There is no acceptable circumstance



Reference: Saltzman, CL. Ankle Arthritis. Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. 2007. Mosby

Question 2: A patient with cardiac history takes 325mg aspirin daily. The patient is scheduled to undergo bunion surgery with arthrodesis of digits 2, 3 and 4 of the right foot. When is the most appropriate time to discontinue aspirin pre-operatively?

  1. Four hours prior to surgery

  2. One to two day prior to surgery

  3. Seven to ten days prior to surgery

  4. Three to four weeks prior to surgery



Reference: Thapar A, Moore H, Golden D, Davis AH. Peri-operative antithrombotic therapy: bridging the gap. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2012; 94(142-145).



ABFAS Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Question Bank

Access over 700 RRA Surgery practice questions, answers, and detailed explanations targeted to Part 1 and Part 2 of the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery exams. The RRA question bank covers topics such as initial diagnostics, perioperative care, intraoperative care, interpreting clinical information and making diagnoses and developing treatment regimens.

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