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dc.titleStress fractures around the knee in elderly patients. A cause of acute pain in the knee
dc.contributor.authorSatku, K.
dc.contributor.authorKumar, V.P.
dc.contributor.authorChacha, P.B.
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-20T05:57:53Z
dc.date.available2014-11-20T05:57:53Z
dc.date.issued1990
dc.identifier.citationSatku, K.,Kumar, V.P.,Chacha, P.B. (1990). Stress fractures around the knee in elderly patients. A cause of acute pain in the knee. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A 72 (6) : 918-922. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn00219355
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108003
dc.description.abstractA review of the cases of sixteen elderly patients who had eighteen stress fractures around the knee revealed that thirteen fractures had been misdiagnosed, which led to inappropriate management of six. The most frequent factor contributing to misdiagnosis was the presence of other abnormalities of the knee for which the patient had previously consulted the physician. Conservative treatment with rest, walking aids, and, for some patients, splinting of the extremity resulted in relief of pain and healing of the fracture. A careful clinical assessment that includes new radiographs and, if necessary, bone scans is essential for early diagnosis in patients who have acute, incapacitating pain in the knee.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
dc.description.volume72
dc.description.issue6
dc.description.page918-922
dc.description.codenJBJSA
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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