Physical Therapy as Nonsurgical Management and Presurgical Management of Most Common Knee Pathologies

Physical Therapy as Nonsurgical Management and Presurgical Management of Most Common Knee Pathologies

Urgent message: Appreciation for the cause of knee pain, along with an understanding of potential nonoperative rehabilitation therapies that could be provided in urgent care, can enhance patient care and improve patient satisfaction while minimizing the need for referral. Dr. Eva Delgado Martinez MBChB, GP, MScCN and Dr. Ivan Koay MBChB, FRNZCUC, MD INTRODUCTION Knee injuries in adults and children are common presentations to urgent care and emergency rooms.1 Rehabilitation of those injuries is essential …

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Knee Pain in an 8-Year-Old Boy

Knee Pain in an 8-Year-Old Boy

Case An 8-year-old boy presents to an urgent care center with left knee pain that he has had for 3 days. The pain is worse with walking, and his mother says that he has been limping and will not put full weight on the leg. He reports no trauma, fever, vomiting, or numbness. His mother reports that she has given him ibuprofen but that this has not relieved his pain. View the image taken (Figure …

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Evaluation of Knee Pain: An Urgent Care Approach

Evaluation of Knee Pain: An Urgent Care Approach

Urgent message: Knee pain is a diagnostic challenge for urgent care providers, but a strong understanding of the anatomy and potential etiologies will prepare them for success. CHRISTOPHER TANGEN, DO Approximately 10% of all urgent care visits are for musculoskeletal complaints and knee pain is a common such presentation. An urgent care provider’s approach is different than that of specialists because patients present with more acute cases, and therefore, the physician needs to consider a …

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