The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints in the human body, with the treatment of knee injuries representing a significant portion of physical therapists’ and orthopaedic physicians’ clinical practice. Consequently, the knee is also one of the most frequently studied and written-about joints in the literature. So why publish a special issue on the knee when it is already so frequently discussed in the literature? The main reason is that things change, and certainly things are changing rapidly in the treatment of specific knee lesions. Also, the sheer volume of literature on surgical techniques and rehabilitation concepts makes it a challenge for any clinician to remain up to date. It is therefore the intent of this special issue to provide clinicians with key updates on the management of selected knee injuries.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2012;42(3):150-152. doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.0104
KEY WORDS: ACL, anterior cruciate ligament, articular cartilage, MCL, medial collateral ligament, meniscus, rehabilitation
The intent of this special issue is to provide clinicians with key updates on the management of selected knee injuries.