Case study ( 2129 views as of January 21, 2018 )
Serena is a 17-year-old competitive soccer player who was playing on wet turf on the weekend. She planted her foot and pivoted to attempt a goal shot, and felt a sudden “snap” and pain in her knee. She was able to limp off the field and iced it on the advice of her coach. The pain wasn’t too bad, but by the next morning it was very swollen, and she couldn’t bend it much. She also felt a weird “shifting” feeling in her knee in certain positions.
Serena may benefit from seeing her family physician, a sports medicine specialist and a personal/athletic trainer. She may then be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapist or pain management specialist who may then refer her for private MRI/imaging services. Other allied health professionals Serena could consider consulting with are a bracing specialist, acupuncturist and a pharmacist.Author: Dr. Adam Lund