Knee pain is a common orthopedic problem that can present in three different ways: (1) High-energy traumatic injuries (motor vehicle injuries or falls), which are the most serious in nature and warrant immediate treatment to ensure limb preservation, (2) Low-energy traumatic injuries (sports or occupational strains), which result in ligament or meniscal injuries that may require surgery in the ensuing weeks or months, and (3) the gradual onset of pain due to overuse or arthritic conditions. Accurate diagnosis is imperative to avoid misdiagnosis of limb or life-threatening conditions including septic arthritis, venous thrombosis, or popliteal aneurysm.
KeywordsAnterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Pain Posterior Cruciate Ligament Patella Tendon Septic Arthritis
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