NURS 6512, week 8 response 2.docx - NURS 6512 Week 8 Response#2 Angela Thomas I enjoyed reading your SOAP note regarding Case 3 knee pain In my opinion

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NURS 6512, Week 8 Response #2 Angela Thomas, I enjoyed reading your SOAP note regarding Case 3 knee pain. In my opinion, patellar instability would be an appropriate diagnosis based on your documentation in the SOAP note. Patellar instability occurs when the kneecap moves. There are two types of patellar instability, traumatic patellar dislocation, and chronic patellar instability. According to John Hopkins Medicine (2019), patellar dislocation is very common injury to the knee in which the patella gets pushed completely out of the groove. In chronic patellar instability, the kneecap usually only slides partly out of the groove. Symptoms associated with patellar instability include, pain, swelling, stiffness, difficulty walking, and/or, catching, or locking sensation in the knee. With the case description, the 15- year-old boy describe clicking and catching sensation. A physical exam, xray, or MRI would
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