Examining the knee joint
Daniel Monk Senior lecturer, Faculty of health and life sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Appropriate history taking and examination can ensure accurate diagnosis of common knee problems, and rapid and effective interventions or referral to orthopaedic specialists. This article describes the anatomy of the knee joint and discusses relevant history taking, the examination process, special tests and radiology, as well as common knee injuries and their management.
Emergency Nurse. 21, 1, 28-36. doi: 10.7748/en2013.04.21.1.28.e1126Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 21 November 2012
Accepted: 08 March 2013