There are a number of common suspects when patients present with acute onset of lateral knee pain, including LCL injury, lateral meniscal injury and ITB syndrome. There are a number of other possible diagnoses that are important to keep in mind with these patients, and require a different treatment approach.
In this case study presentation with Nick Kendrick, you will explore a commonly missed diagnosis in lateral knee pain, alongside the subjective history, objective assessment and imaging findings. You will discover the current research on accuracy and clinical utility of imaging for knee injury, how this relates to your objective findings, and how to progress the treatment of a rugby player with an acute onset of lateral knee pain.
You will discover how to diagnose or exclude common causes of lateral knee pain including:
- Perthes disease
- Common peroneal nerve injury
- Lateral meniscus injury
- Superior tibiofibular joint sprain
- Posterolateral corner knee injury
- Distal biceps femoris tendinopathy
- Referred pain
You will also explore treatment for this player, plus return to play timeframes and criteria.
Improve your diagnosis and treatment of acute lateral knee pain with "Sherlock Holmes and the case of lateral knee pain with Nick Kendrick"