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Evaluation and treatment of knee pain including Injection Procedures

Session outline

Knee pain, including knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a very common and is responsible for debilitating pain and affects the quality of life. Knee pain is multifactorial in origin. Various treatments have been documented including, medication, modification of life style, injections and surgery. In addition to visco-supplementation, newer treatment options include tissue regeneration injections (platelet rich plasma, stem cells) and radiofrequency of genicular nerve.

Knee pain is a common problem in all ages observed in the clinical setting. The course will cover anatomy, biomechanics, and various treatment options of knee pain.

Learning outcomes

  • The learners will be apply knowledge to evaluate the source of knee pain
  • Learners will discuss and implement guidelines for management of knee pain including tendon problems using evidence based medicine
  • The participants will perform and implement the use of ultrasound for knee injection procedures.
  • The participants will identify, differentiate and implement strategies for management of pain originating as other sources

Target audience

  • Allied health
  • Medical practitioners
  • Students
  • Trainees
  • Nursing staff
  • General public