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10 Musculoskeletal NCLEX® Questions

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  • Question 1 of 10

A 70-year-old client has been diagnosed with osteoporosis after undergoing a bone mineral density test. When reviewing the results of the test, the nurse explains to the client that the T score is which of the following?

  • Question 2 of 10

A client with osteoporosis asks the nurse why it is important to take vitamin D. Which response by the nurse is correct?

  • Question 3 of 10

A client is being seen for follow-up care after surgery for a fracture in which an external fixation device was placed. What is the most important part of the assessment?

  • Question 4 of 10

A nurse is caring for a client who has suffered a fracture to the humerus after falling on their outstretched arm. The ends of the bone were driven into each other during the fall. This type of fracture is best described as which of the following?

  • Question 5 of 10

A client was in a motor vehicle accident in which he suffered a traumatic fracture in his lower leg. The nurse knows that the client is at risk for a fat embolism. What are signs and symptoms for the nurse to look for that indicate fat embolism syndrome (FES)? Select all that apply.

  • Question 6 of 10

A 68-year-old client suffers from rheumatoid arthritis in the joints of her arms, legs, and hands. The doctor has prescribed oral corticosteroid treatment for the client’s condition. Which information should the nurse include about how this medication works to treat arthritis?

  • Question 7 of 10

A nurse is educating a client about osteoarthritis and how best to manage the condition at home. Which of the following statements made by the client indicates that more teaching is necessary?

  • Question 8 of 10

The nurse is caring for a client with a new left leg cast. The client reports increased pain to the affected leg. Which of the following are appropriate nursing interventions for the nurse to implement while caring for this client? Select all that apply.

  • Question 9 of 10

A nurse is examining a client with an obvious deformity of the forearm. Which of the following should the nurse include in the focused assessment? Select all that apply.

  • Question 10 of 10

The nurse receives a client in the emergency room with an obvious deformity of the left leg. What is the first thing the nurse should do?

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