A good examination of your knee joint begins with a structured, thorough discussion.
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- The gait analysis begins on the way to the examination room
- Mechanical axis, bow legs or knock knees
- Neighbouring joints, foot and hip joints
- Can you squat?
Manual Examination of the Knee Joint
Using his hands, Prof. Arnold can very quickly determine if your knee is happy and satisfied or irritated and biologically imbalanced.
Signs which are examined include:
- Variations in temperature
- Mobility of the knee joint and hip
- Meniscus indications, anterior or medial
- Changes in form: have the osteophytes (arthritic bone thickening) in your knee joint changed?
- Noises made by your knee joint: creaking, crunching, grinding
- Scarring and skin changes
Assessment of the Radiographic Images
- Important: The images must be taken in a standing position so that the pictures show the knee when it is strained/loaded.
In order to get an overview of the complete situation, it is also necessary to obtain an image of the whole leg.
- In certain situations, MRI or CT scans are important and relevant.