Medial Meniscal Tear: Benefits Of Ultrasound And Nonsurgical Treatment - Page #1

Author: Kashan Rizvi, MD, MPH
Co Author #1: John Kripsak DO
Editor: Brett Wilhoit, MD

Patient Presentation:
42 year old female with no significant past medical history, presented to the office with L knee pain.

Prior to presentation patient had recently gone on a hiking trip where she ended up twisting her knee. Patient states that walking causes her to experience pain along the medial aspect of the left knee. The pain was so considerable that patient had to limit her physical activity. Occasionally when the patient would walk she would also experience clicking in the aforementioned knee.

Physical Exam:
The patient did not have any swelling of the left knee compared to the right. As mentioned above patient did have sensation of instability of the left knee. On exam patient had tenderness at the joint line. McMurray's test was positive and so was Thessaly Test.

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