Treating knee pain: history taking and accurate diagnoses
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Treating knee pain: history taking and accurate diagnoses

Julian Barratt Senior lecturer in advanced nursing, London South Bank University, Concordia Melbourne Grove Medical Practice, London

Prompt and effective diagnosis and treatment for common knee problems depend on practitioners’ ability to distinguish between traumatic and inflammatory knee conditions. This article aims to enable practitioners to make accurate assessments, carry out knee examinations and undertake selected special tests as necessary before discharging or referring patients.

Emergency Nurse. 18, 4,26-36. doi: 10.7748/en2010.07.18.4.26.c7904