A 2008 study stated that the most common musculoskeletal tendinous and ligamentous injuries were knee injuries. Dr Radic has written this guide for referring GPs and physiotherapists.
Location of Contact:
These are often underutilised and still a very useful tool. If the patient is able to, ask for weight bearing X-rays as they give much more information regarding potential degenerative joint disease.
Ottawa knee rules (if patient scores one or more of):
This can be used after a traumatic effusion is present to reduce the pressure within the knee and provide the patient with comfort, however commonly nowadays patients are instructed to rest, ice and elevate to achieve a similar result.
Aspiration can be very useful to diagnose:
It can be helpful to separate patients in to groups, based on the most common causes of their knee pain.
For all appointments and enquiries, please contact us on:
Alternatively, please call the switchboard on 08 9212 4200 and ask for Dr Radic's rooms.
Perth Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre
31 Outram Street
West Perth WA 6005
Antony Street Specialist Centre
6-8 Antony Street
Palmyra WA 6157
100 Stephenson Ave
Mount Claremont WA 6010
36 Frederick St
Djugun WA 6725