USMLE Step 2 CS Physical Examination Video Series:

A physical examination is the process by which a medical professional investigates the body of a patient for signs of disease. It generally follows the taking of the medical history. Together with the medical history, the physical examination aids in determining the correct diagnosis and devising the treatment plan. This data then becomes part of the medical record. The following is the most important physical examinations that must be done during your USMLE Step 2 CS exam. Please what our collection of our physical examination video series.

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Physical Examination:
    – General Examination

    – Ear, Nose and Throat examination
    – Frontal Sinus Transillumination
    – Funduscopic exam
    – Lymph node exam
    – Maxillary Sinus Transillumination
    – Rinne & Weber test
    – Spurling’s Test
    – Temporal Artery Examination
    – Thyroid gland exam

Neurological Examination:
    – Babinski Reflex
    – Brudzinksi’s (+ sign for meningitis)
    – Cranial nerves (Full examination)
    – Deep Tendon Reflexes
    – Diabetic Foot Examination
    – Dix Hallpike Maneuver (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
    – Eye Examination (General)
    – Gait examination
    – Lower Limb Neurological Examination
    – Kernig’s sign (+ sign for meningitis)
    – Mini Mental Status Exam
    – Proprioception Test
    – Rapid Alternating Movement
    – Romberg Test
    – Two Point Discrimination (version 1), (version 2)
    – Upper Limb Neurological Examination
    – Visual Field Test

Cardiovascular Exam:
    – Homans sign (+ sign for DVT)
    – Jugular venous pressure
    – Parasternal Heave
    – Heart sounds
    – Pulses of lower limb
    – Peripheral Vascular Examination

Respiratory Examination:
    – Respiratory General Examination
    – Diaphragmatic Excursion
    – Egophony Breathing Sounds
    – Tactile Fremitus
    – Whispered Pectoriloguy
    – Percussion

Abdominal Examination:
    – General Abdominal Examination (version 1)
    – General Abdominal Examination (version 2)
    – Fluid Wave
    – Murphy’s Sign (+ sign for Cholecystitis)
    – Obturator sign (+ sign for Appendicitis)
    – Psoas Sign (+ sign for Appendicitis)
    – Rovsing’s sign (+ sign for Appendicitis)
    – Rebound Tenderness
    – Rectal Examination
    – Spleen Examination
    – Percussion

Reproductive System Examination:
    – Female Breast Examination
    – Vaginal Examination

Musculoskeletal Examination:
    – Ankle Examination
    – Anterior Drawer Test of the Knee (Anterior Cruciate Ligament ‘ACL’ test)
    – Apley’s Test (Meniscus damage)
    – FABER test aka Patrick’s Test (Hip dysfunction)
    – FADIR test (Hip dysfunction)
    – Hand Examination
    – Lachman Test (Anterior Cruciate Ligament ‘ACL’ test)
    – McMurray’s test (Meniscus damage)
    – Phalen’s Test (Carpal tunnel syndrome)
    – Posterior Drawer Test (Posterior Cruciate Ligament ‘PCL’ test)
    – Shoulder Exam
    – Spurling’s Test (Cervical Radiculopathy)
    – Straight leg raise (Sciatic nerve impingement)
    – Tinel Sign (Carpal tunnel syndrome)
    – Thessaly Test (Meniscus Damage)
    – Varus Stress Test (Lateral Collateral Ligament ‘LCL’ test)
    – Valgus Stress Test of the Knee

    – Newborn (full exam)


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