Outpatient Evaluation of Knee Pain

Natalie Farha, Abby Spencer, Megan McGervey

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Knee pain is present in up to 20% of the adult general population and can be significantly debilitating to patients. A thorough history and physical examination can help localize the source of inflammation or injury to further determine if imaging, physical therapy, specialty referral, or surgery is necessary. By following a systematic approach to evaluating knee pain, primary care physicians can make the correct diagnosis and formulate an appropriate therapeutic strategy for patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-136
Number of pages20
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • Knee exam
  • Knee pain
  • Ligamentous tear
  • Meniscal injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Outpatient knee


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