Case Study - Right knee pain, A 74-year-old female came

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Case study right knee pain

Essay: 2 pages, not including title or reference page

Case study: A 74-year-old female came to the clinic complaining of right knee pain. No erythema, edema, bruising or atrophy of the quadriceps. She has some tenderness to palpation along both the medial and lateral joint lines on the right leg. Range of motion is 120 degrees in her right leg. Some crepitus with motion in the right patella. Small effusion appreciated from milking the right suprapatellar pouch. Right knee joint is slightly warm compared to the left. She also mentioned wrist pain. No palpable fullness of the right popliteal fossa. No previous history of trauma/injury to knee. She enjoys gardening.


Should be a paragraph that provides a brief overview of the case and main diagnosis: 1 – Knee Sprain:

Differential Diagnoses

Differentials Diagnosis:

Provide EACH differential diagnosis with the rationale and supporting evidence with the REFERENCE for each one. Also explain why differentials (2&3) were not the main diagnosis.

1 – Knee Sprain:

2- Osteoarthritis:

3- Rheumatoid arthritis:


Identify the lab, radiology, or other tests needed for the main diagnosis with supporting evidence. Do not include excessive or non-pertinent testing. 


Include the initial treatment plan for the main diagnosis. It should include medication names, dosages, and frequencies


Patient/family education:


Appropriate follow up plan.

Please include when will patient follow up: 2 weeks, 1month, 3 months.

What are some follow up labs or test. Referrals

Why are they following up? What outcome do you wish to assess? 



APA format

Intext citation

References at least 4 high-level scholarly reference per post within the last 5 years in APA format.

EACH differential diagnostic gets 1 reference

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