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Lower extremity muscle function and innervation 2

Topic: Pharmacology

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A patient presents with weakness of the gluteus maximus. Which of the following spinal root segments represents the minimum lesion required to cause this deficit?

 
        A) L2 and L3
 
        B) S1 and S2
 
        C) S1
 
        D) L5 and S1
 
        E) L1 and L2
 

 


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A) L2 and L3

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The L5 and S1 spinal segments are the segments which most strongly innervate the gluteus maximus.  (See References)

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B) S1 and S2

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The L5 and S1 spinal segments are the segments which most strongly innervate the gluteus maximus.  (See References)

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C) S1

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The L5 and S1 spinal segments are the segments which most strongly innervate the gluteus maximus.  (See References)

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D) L5 and S1

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The gluteus maximus muscle is most strongly innervated by the L5 and S1 spinal segments.  (See References)

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E) L1 and L2

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The L5 and S1 spinal segments are the segments which most strongly innervate the gluteus maximus.  (See References)

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References:

1. Guarantors of Brain. (2000). Aids to the Examination of the Peripheral Nervous System, fourth edition. W.B. Saunders, Edinburgh.
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