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Extensor Mechanism Injuries of the Knee

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Extensor Mechanism Injuries of the Knee

Patellar and Quadriceps Tendinopathies and Ruptures The patellofemoral articulation encounters one of the highest joint reaction forces in the body. Competent patellar and quadriceps tendons are essential for proper function,…

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Knee Diagnosis and Decision Making

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Knee Diagnosis and Decision Making

For the experienced practitioner, the history and physical examination remains the most efficient, sensitive, specific, accurate, and cost-effective method of establishing a diagnosis in patients with knee-related complaints. Several investigators…

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Imaging of the Knee

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Radiographs Radiographs are often the initial imaging study performed for a patient presenting with knee pain, swelling, or decreased range of motion. Radiographs can also aid in the evaluation of…

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Hip Anatomy and Biomechanics

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Hip Anatomy and Biomechanics

The hip joint ( coxa in Latin) is the articulation connecting the pelvis and the femur. It is an encapsulated synovial joint with a ball and socket architecture in which…

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Patellar Instability

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Patellar instability is a broad topic that encompasses a continuum of patellar abnormalities ranging from asymptomatic maltracking to debilitating recurrent dislocations. To address this complex topic, it is important to…

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Patellofemoral Pain

Feb 25, 2019 by in SPORT MEDICINE Comments Off on Patellofemoral Pain

Overview of Pathologies Patellofemoral pain is a common musculoskeletal ailment in active adolescents and adults. The incidence may be as high as 50% in some populations. Patellofemoral pain, which is…

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Vascular Problems of the Knee

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The most common source of pain and dysfunction in the lower limb of the athlete is musculoskeletal in origin; nevertheless, vascular pathology may also present in a similar fashion. Sports…

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