Patellar Tendinitis (jumpers’ knee) is seen in athletes who constantly place pressure on their knees by jumping and running such as basketballers and presents with a dull achy pain, as well as clicking and popping in the joint (Dains, Baumann & Scheibel, 2016). Osteoarthritis is joint inflammation that results in osteophyte development and synovial inflammation and is characterized by joint stiffness, pain and limited range of motion (Dains,
Baumann & Scheibel, 2016). An ACL tear can occur if the knee is twisted or hyperextended. Symptoms of an ACL tear include severe pain, a loud pop or a popping sensation in the knee, swelling, loss of range of motion, and a feeling of instability or giving way with weight bearing (Mayo Clinic, 2018). A Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain results from valgus stress to the knees. The patient will limp after the injury and may report pain (Dains, Baumann & Scheibel, 2016). References Dains, J. E., Baumann, L. C., & Scheibel, P. (2016). Advanced health assessment and clinical diagnosis in primary care (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby. Gemas, T.K. (2015). Diagnosing meniscal tears . Retrieved October 2018, from . Mayo Clinic. (2018). ACL injury. Retrieved October 2018, from - 20350738 . Response 1 Dulce, Great work on your discussion. I agree that a lumbar muscle strain is a possible diagnosis for this patient, based on the available information. It is also possible that this patient has an herniated lumbar disk. This is one of the most common causes of lower back pain due to nerve irritation resulting from disk displacement (Dains, Baumann, & Scheibel, 2016). Straight leg
raise (SLR) test can be used to evaluate involvement of L4, L5 and S1 nerve roots tension. Pain down the leg and the knee during the maneuver indicates positive herniated disk. Based on health
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