TIS

Chapter 14
Anterior Knee Pain


  1. Introduction

  2. Plica

  3. Treatment:

  4. Prepatellar bursitis
    Treatment:

  5. Iliotibial band friction syndrome
    Treatment:
  6. Fat pad impingement
    Treatment:

  7. Osgood-Schlatter's disease
    Treatment:
    Complication: tibial tuberosity fracture; rare, requires surgical fixation

  8. Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease
    Treatment:

  9. Patellar tendinitis
    Blazina's phases:

    Phase I: Pain after activity only. No undue functional impairment.
    Phase II: Pain during and after activity. Still able to perform at a satisfactory level.
    Phase III: Pain during and after activity and more prolonged. Patient has progressively increasing difficulty in perfoming at a satisfactory level.

    Stages of healing:
    Treatment:
    Principles of eccentric exercise program:
    Optimal loading:
    ** ALWAYS plug into functional progression and set specific criteria for return to play!!!




    From: Curwin & Stanish: Tendinitis: Its etiology and treatment

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