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History and examination - coming to a diagnosis
« on: September 03, 2002, 12:54:52 AM »
From the Maitrise group - this group of French doctors write really comprehensive web articles. This one has loads of pictures to show what the doctor is trying to assess during examination -

http://www.maitrise-orthop.com/corpusmaitri/orthopaedic/mo56_knee_joint/knee_joint.shtml

It takes time to load - but worth it.
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Re: History and examination - coming to a diagnosi
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2002, 11:53:14 PM »
Thanks, I found that was excellent. I finally found out what a McMurrys test was as my OS had kept saying to me "You do have a negative McMurrys though".

The only thing I though which is slightly detrimental is that it is geared towards the medical profession rather than the lay person.

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Re: History and examination - coming to a diagnosi
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2002, 10:23:24 PM »
I found this very helpful. I'm trying to find someone to look at the problem that I'm having with my knee - I think it's just a sprained ACL from squatting hard in a pickup volleyball game. The first doctors office (secretary) that I talked to said that they would have to take X-Rays before the examination would start. I thought that was odd.

Is it normal to get an x-ray to help diagnose a sore knee? All I really want to know is what not to do so that it can get better as soon as possible while I continue to train for the next track season.

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Re: History and examination - coming to a diagnosi
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2002, 05:38:25 AM »
When I went to the orthopedic surgeon a few weeks ago, for my first visit his nurse took my history then she ordered x-rays of both knees prior to me even seeing the physician. I believe this is standard procedure to check for a fracture and they also checked the position of my patella. I hope this helps Jesse and good luck with your knee.

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Re: History and examination - coming to a diagnosi
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2002, 05:00:25 PM »
Thanks Renee, I hope so too...