presented by Dan Rhon
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Dan Rhon, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Dan Rhon is a clinician, active researcher, and assistant professor at Baylor University in Texas. He received an MPT and DSc through Baylor University, and then a DPT through Temple University. He attended a manual therapy clinical fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas, is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic…Read full bio
1. Basic Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Anterior Knee Complex
In this chapter Dr. Rhon will cover the anatomy and physiology of the patellofemoral joint, and its role in the function of the knee joint. There will be review of the anatomical structure of the patellofemoral joint and peri-patellar structures, and he'll give us an analysis of the biomechanics of the knee with specific focus on the patellofemoral joint, and its role during flexion and extension of the tibiofemoral joint.
2. Epidemiology and Etiology of Anterior Knee Pain
Dr. Rhon will cover the epidemiology and etiology of two most common anterior knee pain diagnoses, patellar tendonopathy and patellofemoral pain syndrome, to include prevalence and high risk populations.
3. Subjective Evaluation of Patients With Anterior Knee Pain
In this chapter we will cover the subjective examination of the patient with anterior knee pain. The subjective approach is very important, as it helps you plan your objective exam. Your interviewing skills are key as you attempt to identify the problem as it is most relevant to the patient, and understand how historical variables and current symptoms play into the diagnosis and prognosis.
4. Objective Evaluation of Patients With Anterior Knee Pain
This chapter will cover the objective examination of the patient with anterior knee pain. The objective exam serves as a tool to help strengthen the initial hypotheses that was established in regards to the patient’s complaint. A physical examination of the direct and indirect structures of the knee, and their association with pain and function, can help the clinician determine an appropriate diagnosis and course of treatment, as well as establish a prognosis for recovery.
5. The Role of Diagnostic Imaging in the Diagnosis and Management of Anterior Knee Pain
Dr. Rhon will review the current evidence for the role of diagnostic imaging in the diagnosis of anterior knee pain. He'll also discuss the diagnostic value of radiographs, MRI, and CT-Scan for the diagnosis of anterior knee pain.
6. Overview of Effective Non-Surgical Interventions for Anterior Knee Pain
In the final chapter of this course we'll assess the current evidence for non-surgical treatments for anterior knee pain. There will be a discussion of the specifics of exercise therapy in the management of anterior knee pain, and a review of the management of patellofemoral disorders and patellar tendinopathy.