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Knee injuries: acute management


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1 hour
Musculoskeletal & Orthopaedics
Publish Date
02 April 2016
01 11 December 2023
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About this Course

Acute knee injuries are common, especially in sports that involve twisting movements and sudden changes of direction.

Objectives of this course:

  • To identify the important features of history that help identify the correct diagnosis of a knee injury.
  • To understand the key features in the clinical examination of an acute knee.
  • To introduce the Ottawa knee rules as a tool for clinical decision making with regards to imaging of an acute knee injury.
  • To describe the initial steps of acute knee management.


This content was created by Dr Helen Joyce Fulcher MBChB, DipPaed, PGCertHSc(Sports Med). It was reviewed by Dr Hazel Fuiava (MBChB, DipPaeds).

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Knee injuries: acute management
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