Diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament rupture in an emergency department.

@article{Guillodo2008DiagnosisOA,
  title={Diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament rupture in an emergency department.},
  author={Yannick Guillodo and Nathalie Brillant Rannou and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Dubrana and Christian Lefevre and Alain Saraux},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={
          1078-82
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although an early diagnosis is crucial to optimize outcomes after injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), little is known about the performance of emergency room physicians in diagnosing this injury. HYPOTHESIS We hypothesized that emergency room physicians would miss a substantial proportion of ACL ruptures. STUDY : Prospective comparative study. METHODS From April 2004 through October 2004, all patients aged 15 to 55 years and presenting at the emergency department of… CONTINUE READING

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