Meniscus injuries are common but what is the appropriate management?

What indicates conservative or surgical management pathways? The main clinical issue currently is the lack of research regarding the efficacy of arthroscopic meniscal repairs compared to a conservative approach (Englund, Roemer, Hayashi, Crema, & Guermazi, 2012). There is minimal literature regarding clinical prediction rules or protocols which indicate surgery rather than conservative management. There are multiple articles displaying the benefits of physiotherapy following meniscectomy, however only two articles exist (that I'm aware of) comparing surgical and conservative manageme...
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ANTERIOR KNEE PAIN

There is no clear definition of anterior knee pain and patients can present with various symptoms. There may be a functional deficit, crepitus and /or instability. With activities of daily living pain often occurs or worsens when walking down stairs, squatting, depressing the clutch pedal in a car (in the case of left knee pain), wearing high-heeled shoes or sitting for long periods with the knees in a flexed position (‘‘movie sign’’). Patients also experience a certain degree of instability ‘‘in a straight line’’ especially going up and down stairs or ramps. Individuals with overuse ...
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WHAT EXERCISES DO I NEED TO MANAGE MY KNEE PAIN?

In order to manage anterior knee pain you knee to KEEP exercising! Patellofemoral pain can be hard and you won't get better over night. However some people do but in general it should take a minimum of 6 weeks before you will start to see changes. Here are 5 tips to help with you knee pain that specifically target muscles that need to be worked in order to get better. 1) Fire Up the Gluts Most patients we see, tend to have weak or inactive glutes. This causes all sorts of problems at the knee. The primary movers of your legs are the muscles of your hips and thighs. When the muscles o...
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