Knee Pain

  • Anca Lamse
  • Charles A. Bush-Joseph

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.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Pain Posterior Cruciate Ligament Patella Tendon Septic Arthritis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anca Lamse
    • 1
  • Charles A. Bush-Joseph
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineSt. Vincent HospitalIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRush Medical College of Rush University, Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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