Hip, Thigh, Knee

Billed once per year until cancelled

Day 1: Anatomy, History and Physical Exam

Clinical anatomy: bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, kinematic chains, and the jing-jin ("sinew" or myofascial tracts)

History-taking for the hip, thigh, and knee: key diagnostic questions

  • Identifying/ruling out urgent/serious medical conditions: spinal neuropathy; fractures; joint infection, hemarthrosis and derangement; arterial compression, venous thromboses, and avascular necrosis; pediatric/developmental conditions
  • Identifying intra- and extra-articular and neuropathic conditions
  • Identifying contributing factors and motion dysfunctions

Physical exam of the hip, thigh, and knee (live class only)

  • Observation of gait dysfunctions
  • Surface anatomy, inspection and palpation
  • Active range-of-motion and functional tests: measurements, diagnostic significance
  • Passive range-of-motion/joint stress tests
  • Manual strength testing
  • Special orthopedic tests
  • Documenting normal and abnormal findings

Day 2: Diagnosis, Pattern Identification, and Treatment

Hip joint

  • Hip tendinitis/apophysitis; TFL, rectus femoris and sartorius strains
  • Bursitis: greater trochanter, ischial tuberosity, iliopsoas
  • Femoral acetabular impingement and hip joint labral tears
  • Hip degenerative joint disease/osteoarthrosis

Thigh and knee joint

  • Acute strains and chronic myofascial pain: quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors, popliteus
  • Patello-femoral and pes anserine tendinitis and bursitis
  • Iliotibial band friction and chondromalacia patella syndromes
  • Sprains and chronic hypermobility: ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, superior tibio-fibular joint
  • Meniscal and coronary ligament tears and degeneration
  • Knee degenerative joint disease/osteo-arthrosis

Peripheral compression neuropathies

  • Sciatic nerve entrapment: hamstrings
  • Lateral femoral cutaneous and genito-femoral nerve entrapment

Treatment modalities include:

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