["Doctor, my knee hurts...", the generalist's point of view]

Rev Med Brux. 1997 Sep;18(4):294-300.
[Article in French]


Knee pain is a relatively common symptom in family practice. It is occurring at the rate of 48 fo 1000 patients/year in the Dutch general practitioner's non selected population. The different investigation techniques are listed and studied, leading to a global classification (non inflammatory (degenerative, mechanical or traumatic), inflammatory or septic knee), then to a more specific and more operational one for an optimal therapeutic way.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Decision Trees
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Family Practice / methods*
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint*
  • Pain / diagnosis*
  • Pain / etiology
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Referral and Consultation