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Gail Frost
03-26-2001, 04:48 AM
Dear Colleagues:

I’m posting this request for help on behalf of one of my
undergraduate students, who is planning her Honours
Thesis project. She is trying to design an objective method
to help athletic therapists locate the site of damage within
the knee, based on the injured athlete’s perceived location
of the pain. The method she is planning to test will,
hopefully, help athletes to communicate clearly the location
of the pain they are feeling immediately after injury. They
will be asked to choose a number between 0 and 5, for
example, to locate their pain within the joint in the medial-
lateral direction, (with 0 being the skin over the medial
aspect of the knee, 3 being approximately the middle of the
joint and 5 being the skin over the lateral aspect of the knee,
etc.). They will then be asked to do the same, in the
anterior-posterior direction. Her search of the literature has
located many studies which have examined the knee in
great detail, but hasn’t turned up any studies which have
divided the knee anatomically into “zones” which could be
used as the basis of a model for this research.

If you have any suggestions, could you contact her
(Carolyn) directly at { HYPERLINK "mailto:036074p@acadiau.ca" }036074p@acadiau.ca, please? She
will post a summary of useful responses to the list.

Thanks for any help that you can offer.
Gail



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Gail Frost, PhD
School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
B0P 1X0 (902) 585 1560

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