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The location of knee pain and pathology in patients with a presumed meniscus tear: preoperative symptoms compared to arthroscopic findings

Campbell, Jane, Harte, Annette, Kerr, Daniel Paul and Murray, P (2013) The location of knee pain and pathology in patients with a presumed meniscus tear: preoperative symptoms compared to arthroscopic findings. IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, 00 . [Journal article]

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Abstract

Background: Pain is one of the primary motivations for patients to seek medical advice. Pain location is one element in the process of formulating a diagnosis.Aims: The purpose of the study is to determine if there is a correlation between the location of pain and the location of pathology in the knees of patients with a suspected meniscus tear.MethodsFrom a possible 856 patients referred for arthroscopy, 213 patients consented to be included in the study and 193 (90 %) completed the study. The participating subjects located area of their symptoms on a diagram showing the four aspects of the knee joint. For analysis purposes symptoms were grouped into medial, lateral, posterior, or a combination of these areas. Pathology identified at arthroscopy was recorded on the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) surgical form. The location of knee pathology was divided into medial compartment, lateral compartment or combinations of pathologies. Locations of pain were analysed for an association with the location of pathology found at arthroscopy.ResultsOf the 193 subjects who completed the study, 69 (35.7 %) of the subjects presented with one location of pain i.e. medial, lateral or posterior pain and the remaining 124 (64.3 %) had multiple areas. In correlating locations of reported pain with pathology, there was no significant correlation found (p = 0.98).Conclusions:This study found no direct correlation between the location of pain and the location of pathology in the knee in patients with a suspected meniscus tear.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:28191
Deposited By: Dr Daniel Kerr
Deposited On:18 Dec 2013 14:50
Last Modified:18 Dec 2013 14:50

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