Subjective– history section
Patient said he had fallen on a hard surface
He complains of a catching sensation beneath the patella after moving the joint
No family member suffers from a a condition
He is neither a soccer player nor an athlete
He has well toned muscles that indicates intensive daily workouts
The family genealogy looks healthy
Knee has healed scars that indicates he had once sustained serious knee injury
Observable pain upon moving the knee
Kneecap in place
No inflammation noticeable
Takes no prescription drugs
All the essential tests such as Xrays and collection of sample liquid from the patient’s knee completed on the first day
For diagnosing knee pain, an X-ray of the knee is essential to determine the position of the bones
The next process will involve evaluation whether the knee muscles are in place.
Finally, compatible history in the family may also help to reach the diagnosis findings (LeBlond, Brown, & DeGowin, 2009).
Since the boy complains he has a dull pain beneath the patella, the physician should examine if the bursa pockets are in position.
Therapists should also look for detached ligaments as well as the disposition of the kneecap.
Finally, the doctor should test the presence of bacteria or viruses that may cause inflammation of the tendons around the knee (Seidel, Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2011).
Recommend suitable prescription medication for suppressing the pain
Propose a one month bed rest to allow damaged tissue around the knee to heal
Enroll in special knee-training programs that would help them to recover from the injury (Seidel et al., 2011).
Prepare for surgery in case there is no noticeable improvement recorded after the one month of medication and body training
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