A pain score is a scoring system used by doctors to 'measure' pain.


Pain scores for the knee

The most widely used pain score is the VAS score. VAS stands for 'visual analogue scale', where a person is asked to image 10 being the worst pain they can imagine and 0 being no pain at all. Then they estimate where their own pain would fit on such a line.


Common Scoring Systems

Knee surgeons commonly use 'scoring systems' to monitor their patients before and after knee surgery.

Common knee symptoms

'Common things occur commonly!'

An 'interpretation' of a 2005 article to establish the degree to which exercise is useful in managing osteoarthritis of the knee.



Analysis of subjective knee complaints using visual analog scales.. Flandry F, Hunt JP, Terry GC and Hughston JC. Am J Sports Med. 1991 Mar-Apr;19(2):112-8.

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