Knee Disorders

Jan 15, 2000 Issue
Knee Braces: Current Evidence and Clinical Recommendations for Their Use [Article]

Methods of preventing and treating knee injuries have changed with the rapid development and refinement of knee braces. Prophylactic knee braces are designed to protect uninjured knees from valgus stresses that could damage the medial collateral ligaments. However, no conclusive evidence supports th...

Dec 01, 1999 Issue
Acute Knee Injuries: Use of Decision Rules for Selective Radiograph Ordering [Article]

Family physicians often encounter patients with acute knee trauma. Radiographs of injured knees are commonly ordered, even though fractures are found in only 6 percent of such patients and emergency department physicians can usually discriminate clinically between fracture and nonfracture. Decision ...

Nov 1, 1999 Issue
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Review and Guidelines for Treatment [Article]

Managing patellofemoral pain syndrome is a challenge, in part because of lack of consensus regarding its cause and treatment. Contributing factors include overuse and overload of the patellofemoral joint, biomechanical problems and muscular dysfunction. The initial treatment plan should include quad...

Oct 1, 1999 Issue
Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Hip and Knee [Article]

Pigmented villonodular synovitis is an uncommon disease that remains a diagnostic challenge. Presenting complaints commonly involve one joint, most often the knee or hip. Symptoms of pain and swelling characteristically have an insidious onset and are slowly progressive. The physical examination may...

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