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if the pt. comes with jt pain say knee pain and has sever pain on moving jt. do we sill check passive ROM nad knee jerk, muscle strength in that case?????

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Well i think you first ask the patients permission, and if he says yes may b u cd try, but mention that u will stop if it hurts a lot.
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Well i think you first ask the patients permission, and if he says yes may b u cd try, but mention that u will stop if it hurts a lot.
Never ask the patient for PERMISSION!! You have the permission to do whatever you want to do..But, if the pain is extreme, the patient doesn't let you do it, you should try to explain how important it is to do the examination and that you will stop the exam anytime if it hurts a lot..and you try to be as gentle as possible..If it still hurts the patient a lot, then you stop the examination and document it in the PN..You write it down as "ROM couldn't be checked/done due to severe pain".
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also if the pt has swollen and tender knee jt do u check knee jerk?
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also if the pt has swollen and tender knee jt do u check knee jerk?
Yeah, you can check..but put your thumb on the tendon and tap lightly on the finger..If the SP has to portray a finding, they will, no matter what.
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I don't think knee pain will make you in pain so much.
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