Examining the knee joint
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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.



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 21 November 2012

Accepted: 08 March 2013