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A 32-year-old man with a long history of left knee pain

Rob Schutze, Corey Iskenderian, Stephan A Schug, Leo Pinczewski

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Abstract

Four specialists – a clinical psychologist, a physiotherapist, a pain specialist and an orthopaedic surgeon – each discuss their own particular aspect of the care of this young patient with ongoing knee pain.

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Case scenario

Sean, aged 32 years, was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter’s disease during his teenage years. He attended a local sports selective high school, during which he was a keen player of most ball sports. At 18 years of age he underwent knee arthroscopy after a painful soccer injury. He has long-standing left knee pain but is now trying to complete an apprenticeship as an automechanic, which he hopes to be able to continue with as both a job and hobby. Sean lives with his parents since his long-term girlfriend moved interstate for work.

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