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Unformatted text preview: ligament) Observation • Malalignment (genu valgum, femoral anteversion, tibial torsion, patella alta) iagnostic Testing X-ray • AP, Lateral, and axial patellofemoral views are necessary edication Treatmen Acute • Compressive dressing • Splint with knee in extension • Aspiration with significant effusion First 24 hours • Oral analgesics • Ice • Modified weight bearing Evaluate every 2 weeks • Progressive therapy 6 weeks • End immobilization • Removal of loose bodies if present on radiograph Surgery • If conservative treatment fails uestions Patient Describe the MOI, did you hear a pop, and do you have knee pain? relates to Patient has knee pain following a football injury. 1. Sources: Griffin LY. Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care. 3rd ed.: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.; 2005: 541-545....
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- Fall '10
- Orthopedic surgery, knee pain, Medial collateral ligament, Patella, Medial Patellofemoral