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.

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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.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

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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