63-year-old female referred for (L) knee OA.
Began experiencing (L) knee (P) approximately 2 years ago. Consulted her family physician at that point in time and had x-rays taken revealing OA of the (L) knee. Symptoms were well managed with Naprosyn for about 1 year at which point both the frequency and intensity of the (P) have increased. Symptoms have increased significantly over the past month, resulting in a limp and necessitating a return visit to the family physician. She has been advised to continue with the Naprosyn and has been referred to physiotherapy and orthopaedics.
(L) partial medial meniscectomy (1983) – meniscal tear secondary to fall skiing.
X-ray (L) knee (2014): moderate medial compartment OA with minimal lateral compartment OA. Marginal osteophytes.
Works as a high school teacher. Enjoys walking, cycling and skiing.
Resolution of pain so that can return to nightly walks and skiing.
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