The Knee

Return to Musculoskeletal and Sports sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Demonstrate familiarity with the anatomy of the knee through a case-based approach.
2. Describe the most common causes of traumatic and atraumatic knee pain.
3. Apply evidence-based, systematic approach to evaluation.
4. Analyze the symptoms and signs of common knee problems as presented through a case-based approach, patellofemoral pain when appropriate, and cost-effective imaging tests.
5. Select appropriate imaging tests, and incorporate into practice use of evidence-based guidelines, such as the Ottawa Knee Rule, when appropriate, and cost-effective imaging tests.
6. Counsel adolescent athletes on ways to prevent knee injuries (ACL).
7. Describe when it is appropriate to refer patients for subspecialty care.

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Course summary
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Susan Joy, MD, Director, Women’s Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic; Head Team Physician, Cleveland State University; Consultant, Cleveland Cavaliers; Cleveland Clinic, Independence, Ohio

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  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

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