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- Prevalence of articular cartilage pathologies is reported to be between 60% and 70%
- Injuries to the menisci are the second most common injury to the knee
- Approximately 80,000 to 250,000 injuries occur to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) per year in the United States, with about 100,000 ACL reconstructions performed annually, the sixth most common orthopaedic procedure in the United States.
- Two of the most common multiligament knee injuries involve the MCL and the ACL, and the posterolateral corner (PLC) and the ACL or the PCL.
- Approximately 70% of all ACL injuries are noncontact in nature
- 95% of patients with PCL injuries have associated ligamentous injuries in the ipsilateral knee
- LCL injuries usually are part of more extensive injuries that involve the posterior lateral corner
See more prevalence information in the Clinical Pattern Recognition: Orthopaedics app here
Meet the 8 common Knee pain patients from the Knee Mobility Deficits Clinical Practice Guidelines! And Knee stability and movement coordination impairments Clinical Practice Guidelines + More!
Clinical Pattern Recognition
Click on the pain pattern to learn about the patients and develop your clinical patterns
1. Knee Osteoarthritis- Knee pain and mobility deficits (Watch 1 min video)
2. Hamstring strain- Knee pain and muscle power deficits (Watch 1 min video)
7. Patellofemoral pain syndrome- Anterior knee pain (Watch 1 min video)
8. Pes anserine bursitis- Medial knee pain (Watch 1 min video)
Logerstedt, D. S., Snyder-Mackler, L., Ritter, R. C., Axe, M. J., & Godges, J. J. (2010). Knee Stability and Movement Coordination Impairments: Knee Ligament Sprain. The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy, 40(4), A1-A37. doi:10.2519/jospt.2010.0303.
Logerstedt DS, Snyder-Mackler L, Ritter RC, Axe MJ. Knee pain and mobility impairments: meniscal and articular cartilage lesions. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010;40(6):A1–A35. doi:10.2519/jospt.2010.0304.