Acute quadriceps injury: a case study
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Acute quadriceps injury: a case study

Mark Newton Emergency care practitioner, Greater Manchester Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Jacqui Walker Senior lecturer and emergency care practitioner academic lead, Department of health care studies, Manchester Metropolitan University

MARK NEWTON and JACQUI WALKER explore the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with acute quadriceps injury

Muscle contusions are extremely common injuries in contact sports, such as football, rugby and the martial arts (O’Donoghue 1984), and are seen and treated frequently by emergency department staff as well as trainers, GPs and orthopaedic surgeons (Diaz et al 2003).

Emergency Nurse. 12, 8, 24-29. doi: 10.7748/en2004.12.12.8.24.c1177

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