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Title:
The knee sourcebook
Author:
Darrow, Marc, M.D.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Contemporary Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xvii, 142 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780737305449
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Takes you step by step through the causes, symptoms, and treatments for common injuries and chronic conditions of the knee. This guide explains what to do immediately after an injury to avoid more harm and discusses the benefits of rehab versus surgery.


Author Notes

Marc Darrow, M.D., J.D., is a board-certified physiatrist specializing in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. A Qualified Medical Examiner, Dr. Darrow is the president and medical director of the Joint Rehabilitation and Sports Medical Center in Los Angeles and focuses his practice in musculoskeletal injury, pain management, electro-diagnosis, sports medicine, and rehabilitation medicine


Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Chapter 1 The Functioning Kneep. 1
How the Knee Works (and Doesn't)
Anatomy of the Knee
Daily Functioning of the Knee
Lifestyle and the Knee
Women and Knee Injuries
Older Adults and Knee Injuries
Chapter 2 Knee Injuriesp. 19
Traumatic Injuries
Repetitive Injuries
Chapter 3 Pathological Conditions and Syndromesp. 33
Plica Syndrome
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Arthritis
Chondromalacia Patellae
Gout
Chapter 4 Examination and Diagnosis of the Painful Kneep. 43
The History of Your Knee
Observing Knee Function
Moving the Knee
Determining the Next Step
Knee Aspiration
X Rays
Computerized Tomography (CT) Scans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Arthroscopy
Chapter 5 Repairing the Kneep. 55
Proceeding Conservatively
The RICE Protocol
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Knee Braces and Immobilization
Cortisone (Corticosteroid)
Surgical Options
Chapter 6 Standard Treatments for Specific Injuriesp. 71
Traumatic Injuries
Repetitive Injuries
Pathological Conditions and Syndromes
Chapter 7 Rehabilitating the Kneep. 85
Bracing the Knee
Orthotics
Crutches and Canes
Rehabilitative Exercises
Protocols for Specific Injuries
Chapter 8 Alternative Healing and the Kneep. 107
Acupressure
Acupuncture
Ayurvedic Medicine
Chiropractic Medicine
Herbal Medicine
Hypnotherapy
Magnetic Field Therapy
Naturopathy
Nutritional Supplements
Prolotherapy
Reflexology
Afterwordp. 119
Glossaryp. 121
Referencesp. 129
Indexp. 131