(Solution Document) Kevin, an ambitious novice examiner, uses an unfolded paper clip to test peripheral two-point discrimination. He adjusts the paper clip so that the...


1.    Kevin, an ambitious novice examiner, uses an unfolded paper clip to test peripheral two-point discrimination. He adjusts the paper clip so that the points are one inch apart. With this instrument, he tests the patient's palm, toe, back, upper arm, and upper leg. He notes that the patient fails to discriminate between one and two points in each of these areas. Kevin concludes that the patient has some sort of peripheral sensory deficit. What is incorrect in Kevin's methods or conclusion?

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