Rheumatology: 14. Diagnosis and management of anterior knee pain

Taunton, Jack E.; Wilkinson, Michael
May 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/29/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 11, p1595
Academic Journal
Discusses the diagnosis and management of anterior knee pain. Various causes of the disorder; How history-taking can provide essential clues as to the cause of knee pain; Physical examination in areas including stance, alignment, mobility, strength, and tenderness; Various treatments, including analgesics, ice, muscle strengthening, and braces.


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