5.0 of 4 Ratings
A 25-year-old male presents to his primary care physician for pain in his knee. The patient was in a wrestling match when his legs were grabbed from behind and he was taken to the floor. The patient states that the moment this impact happened, he felt a snapping and sudden pain in his knee. When the match ended and he stood back up, his knee felt unstable. Minutes later, his knee was swollen and painful. Since then, the patient claims that he has felt unstable bearing weight on the leg. The patient has no significant past medical history, and is currently taking a multivitamin and protein supplements. On physical exam you note a tender right knee, with erythema and an effusion. Which of the following is the most likely physical exam finding in this patient?
Laxity to valgus stress
Laxity to varus stress
Clicking and locking of the joint with motion
Anterior translation of the tibia relative to the femur
Posterior translation of the tibia relative to the femur
Select Answer to see Preferred Response