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Evaluation of Knee Pain

Author: Richard W. Kang, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine 
Course Title: Common Sport Related Hand & Wrist Injuries
Activity Type: Enduring Material, video with PPT, eLearning
Activity Length:  29 min
Test Time: 10 min

Short Description: Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints. There are multiple etiologies to knee pain. Therefore, obtaining a proper workup leading to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan is paramount to achieving successful patient outcomes. This presentation will review the differential diagnosis of knee pain, workup of knee injuries, non-operative measures used to treat knee pain, and identify injuries that mandate a more urgent referral to an orthopaedic surgeon.

This presentation was originally recorded at the 12th Annual Current Concepts in Primary Care Sports Medicine, March 5-7, 2015 Chicago, IL.

Disclosure: As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Richard Kang, MD has no financial relationships to disclose.

The staff of the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education have no financial relationships to disclose.

CME Information:

Learning Objectives: 

1. Describe an algorithmic approach to assessing knee pain;
2. Identify various etiologies of knee pain;
3. Discuss methods of non-operative management of knee pain and indications for referral to an orthopaedic surgeon.

Primary Audience: Primary care physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Therapists.

Accreditation and Credit Designation: The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Medicine, or the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine. 

Instructions for Participation and Credit: This online educational activity (enduring material) is designed to be completed within the time designated. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , the participant must complete the activity evaluation and correctly answer 6 out of 8 questions (75% pass rate) on the post-test. The test can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate certificate link at the top of this page. Upon successful completion, the participant may save or print their certificate (pdf).

Certificate of Credit     

Physicians: Only physician participants(MD, DO, or equivalent international medical degree) are eligible to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Certificate of Participation 

Non-Physicians: will receive a certificate indicating participation in this AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ approved activity. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

For questions about CME credit, please contact the Center for CME at The University of Chicago at cme@bsd.uchicago.edu 

Commercial Support: This CME certified activity has not received any support or funding from commercial interests.  This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.

Selected Publications: View a partial list of Dr. Kang's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database. 

Release Date: 07/30/2015     Expiration Date: 07/30/2016

Presenter

Richard W. Kang, MD, MS

Richard W. Kang, MD, MS Richard W. Kang, MD, MS, is an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon skilled in a variety of minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of adolescent and adult hip conditions, including labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement.
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