This is a list of articles my colleagues and I recommend to read before taking the OCS and SCS exam. Study hard!
Logerstedt DS, Snyder-Mackler L, Ritter RC, Axe MJ, Godges JJ. Knee stability and movement coordination impairments: knee ligament sprain: clinical practice guidelines linked to the international classification of functioning, disability, and health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2010 Apr;40(4):A1-37.
Logerstedt DS, Snyder-Mackler L, Ritter RC, Axe MJ, Godges J, Altman RD, Briggs M, Chu C, Delitto A, Ferland A, Fearon H. Knee pain and mobility impairments: meniscal and articular cartilage lesions. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2010 Jun 1.
Mansfield, C. J., Beaumont, J., Tarnay, L., & Silvers, H. (2013). POPLITEUS STRAIN WITH CONCURRENT DELTOID LIGAMENT SPRAIN IN AN ELITE SOCCER ATHLETE: A CASE REPORT. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 8(4), 452–461.
Kastelein M, Wagemakers HPA, Luijsterburg AJ, Verhaar JAN, Koes BW, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA. Assessing Medial Collateral Ligament Knee Lesions in General Practice. The American Journal of Medicine. 2008; 121(11): 982-988.
Currier LL, et al. Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients With Knee Pain and Clinical Evidence of Knee Osteoarthritis Who Demonstrate a Favorable Short-Term Response to Hip Mobilization. Physical Therapy. 2007; 87(9): 1106–1119.
Crowell MS, et al. Lumbopelvic manipulation in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome. J Man Manip Ther. 2012; 20(3): 113–120.
Iverson CA, et al. Lumbopelvic Manipulation for the Treatment of Patients With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008; 38(6): 297–312.
Lesher JD, et al. Development of a clinical prediction rule for classifying patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome who respond to patellar taping. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2006; 36(11): 854-66.
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Mansfield CJ, Bleacher J, Tadak P, Briggs MS. Differential examination, diagnosis and management for tingling in toes: fellow’s case problem. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2016 Nov 30:1-6.
Khormaee S, Kramer DE, Yen Y, Heyworth BE. Evaluation and Management of Patellar Instability in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes. Orthopaedic Surgery. 2014;7(14):115-123.
Patel DR, Villalobos A. Evaluation and management of knee pain in young athletes: overuse injuries of the knee.
Stiell IG, Greenberg GH, Wells GA, McKnight RD, Cwinn AA, Cacciotti T, McDowell I, Smith NA. Derivation of a decision rule for the use of radiography in acute knee injuries. Ann Emerg Med. 1995;26(4):405-413.
Simon LV, Matteucci MJ, Tanen DA, Roos JA, Riffenburgh RH. The Pittsburgh Decision Rule: triage nurse versus physician utilization in the emergency department. J Emerg Med 2006;31(3):247-50.
Lowery DJ, Farley TD, Wing DW, Sterett WI, Steadman JR. A clinical composite score accurately detects meniscal pathology. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2006 Nov 30;22(11):1174-9.
Crossley KM, van Middelkoop M, Callaghan MJ, Collins NJ, Rathleff MS, Barton CJ. 2016 Patellofemoral pain consensus statement from the 4th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Manchester. Part 2: recommended physical interventions (exercise, taping, bracing, foot orthoses and combined interventions). British journal of sports medicine. 2016 May 31:bjsports-2016.
Vitale TE, Mooney B, Vitale A, Apergis D, Wirth S, Grossman MG. Physical therapy intervention for medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction after repeated lateral patellar subluxation/dislocation. International journal of sports physical therapy. 2016 Jun;11(3):423.
Lunden JB, BzDUSEK PJ, Monson JK, Malcomson KW, Laprade RF. Current concepts in the recognition and treatment of posterolateral corner injuries of the knee. journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy. 2010 Aug;40(8):502-16.
Bini R, Hume PA, Croft JL. Effects of bicycle saddle height on knee injury risk and cycling performance. Sports medicine. 2011 Jun 1;41(6):463-76.
Laprade RF, Wijdicks CA. The management of injuries to the medial side of the knee. Journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy. 2012 Mar;42(3):221-33.
Kwak HS, Lee KB, Han YM. Ruptures of the medial head of the gastrocnemius (“tennis leg”): clinical outcome and compression effect. Clinical imaging. 2006 Feb 28;30(1):48-53.
Stiell IG, Greenberg GH, Wells GA, McDowell I, Cwinn AA, Smith NA, et al. Prospective validation of a decision rule for the use of radiography in acute knee injuries. JAMA. 1996;275:611-5.
Diercks DB, Hall KN, Hamilton CA. Validation ofthe Ottawa knee rules in an urban teaching emergency department [Abstract]. Acad Emerg Med. 1997;4: 408.
Richman PB, McCuskey CF, Nashed A, Fuchs S, Petrik R, Imperato M, et al. Performance of two clinical decision rules for knee radiography. J Emerg Med. 1997;15:459-63.
Stiell IG, Wells GA, Hoag RH, Sivilotti ML, Cacciotti TF, Verbeek PR, et al. Implementation of the Ottawa Knee Rule for the use of radiography in acute knee injuries. JAMA. 1997;278:2075-9.
Seaberg DC, Yealy DM, Lukens T, Auble T, Mathias S. Multicenter comparison of two clinical decision rules for the use of radiography in acute, high-risk knee injuries. Ann Emerg Med. 1998;32:8-13.
Tigges S, Pitts S, Mukundan S Jr, Morrison D, Olson M, Shahriara A. External validation of the Ottawa knee rules in an urban trauma center in the United States. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1999;172:1069-71.
Cook SR, Lillis K, Leddy JJ. Evaluation of the Ottawa knee rule in a pediatric E.D. and university sports medicine center [Abstract]. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2001;33:S186.
Emparanza JI, Aginaga JR. Validation of the Ottawa Knee Rules. Ann Emerg Med. 2001;38:364-8.
Khine H, Dorfman DH, Avner JR. Applicability of Ottawa knee rule for knee injury in children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2001;17:401-4.
Szucs PA, Richman PB, Mandell M. Triage nurse application of the Ottawa knee rule. Acad Emerg Med. 2001;8:112-6.
Ketelslegers E, et al. Validation of the Ottawa knee rules in an emergency teaching centre. European Radiology. 2001;12(5):1218-1220. doi:10.1007/s00330-001-1198-9.
Kec RM, et al. Can emergency department triage nurses appropriately utilize the Ottawa Knee Rules to order radiographs?-An implementation trial. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 2003;10(2):146-150.
Bullock B, et al. Validation of the Ottawa Knee Rule in children: a multicenter study. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2003;42(1):48-55. doi:10.1067/mem.2003.196.
Bachmann LM, Haberzeth S, Stuerer J, ter Riet G. The accuracy of the Ottawa Knee Rule to rule out knee fractures: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2004; 140: 121–124.
Jenny JY, et al. Should plain X-rays be routinely performed after blunt knee trauma? A prospective analysis. The Journal of Trauma. 2005; 58(6):1179-82.
Vijaysankar D, Boyle AA, Atkinson P. Can the Ottawa Knee Rule be applied to children? A systematic review and meta analysis of observational studies. Emerg Med J. 2009; 26: 250-253.
Jalili M, et al. Validation of the Ottawa Knee Rule in Iran: a prospective study. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ. 2010;27(11):849-851. doi:10.1136/emj.2009.080267.
Konan S, et al. Can the Ottawa and Pittsburgh rules reduce requests for radiography in patients referred to acute knee clinics? Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2013;95(3):188-191. doi:10.1308/003588413X13511609954699.
Cheung TC, et al. Diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility of the Ottawa Knee Rule vs the Pittsburgh Decision Rule. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013;31(4):641-645. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2012.11.003.
Seaberg DC, et al. Clinical decision rule for knee radiographs. Am J Emerg Med. 1994; 12(5): 541-3.
Bauer SJ, et al. A clinical decision rule in the evaluation of acute knee injuries. J Emerg Med. 1995; 13(5): 611-5.
Seaberg DC, et al. Multicenter comparison of two clinical decision rules for the use of radiography in acute, high-risk knee injuries. J Emerg Med. 1995; 13(5): 611-5.
Simon LV, et al. The Pittsburgh Decision Rule: triage nurse versus physician utilization in the emergency department. The Journal of emergency medicine. 2006; 31(3): 247-250. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2005.12.020.
Cheung TC, et al. Diagnostic accuracy and reproducibility of the Ottawa Knee Rule vs the Pittsburgh Decision Rule. Am J Emerg Med. 2013; 31(4): 641-5.
Benjaminse A, Gokeler A, van der Schans CP. Clinical diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament rupture: a meta-analysis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2006 May;36(5):267-88.
Myer GD, Paterno MV, Ford KR, Quatman CE, Hewett TE. Rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: criteria-based progression through the return-to-sport phase. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2006 Jun;36(6):385-402.
Toole AR, Ithurburn MP, Rauh MJ, Hewett TE, Paterno MV, Schmitt LC. Young Athletes Cleared for Sports Participation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: How Many Actually Meet Recommended Return-to-Sport Criterion Cutoffs?. journal of orthopaedic & sports physical therapy. 2017 Nov;47(11):825-33.