Obese Adolescent With Knee Pain
December 31, 2006
Tanisha, 12 years old, comes to your office with left knee pain. Her father says she has complainedfor about 10 days, but she insists that the pain began about 3 weeks ago. When askedabout the quality of the pain, she responds by saying, “It just hurts.” She denies any injury ordiscomfort involving the hip or ankle and direct trauma to the knee. She rarely plays sportsor games that involve intense running or other physical activity. There is no recent history offever or respiratory or GI symptoms.