Knee pain and mobility impairments: meniscal and articular cartilage lesions

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Jun;40(6):A1-A35. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2010.0304.


The Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association presents this fifth set of clinical practice guidelines on knee pain and mobility impairments, linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). The purpose of these practice guidelines is to describe evidence-based orthopaedic physical therapy clinical practice and provide recommendations for (1) examination and diagnostic classification based on body functions and body structures, activity limitations, and participation restrictions, (2) interventions provided by physical therapists, (3) and assessment of outcome for common musculoskeletal disorders.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthralgia / etiology*
  • Arthralgia / therapy
  • Cartilage, Articular / injuries*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis
  • Knee Injuries / epidemiology
  • Knee Injuries / rehabilitation*
  • Knee Joint*
  • Mobility Limitation*
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Risk Factors
  • Tibial Meniscus Injuries*