Knee_Injury and Testicular_Cancer Case Study

Diagnostic Analysis
The radiographic studies of the long bones eliminated any possibility of fracture. Arthrocentesis indicated a bloody effusion, which was probably a result of trauma. The fibrin clot was further evidence of bleeding within the joint. Arthrography indicated a tear of the medial meniscus of the knee, a common injury for gymnasts. Arthroscopy corroborated that finding. Transarthroscopic medial meniscectomy was performed. Her postoperative course was uneventful.
Critical Thinking Questions

  1. One of the potential complications of arthroscopy is infection. What signs and symptoms of joint infection would you emphasize in your patient teaching?
  2. Why is glucose evaluated in the synovial fluid analysis?
  3. What are special tests used to differentiate type of Tendon tears in the knee ? Explain how they are performed (Always on boards)

Sample Solution

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