The rational clinical examination. Does this patient have a torn meniscus or ligament of the knee? Value of the physical examination.

@article{Solomon2001TheRC,
  title={The rational clinical examination. Does this patient have a torn meniscus or ligament of the knee? Value of the physical examination.},
  author={Daniel H. Solomon and David L. Simel and David W. Bates and Jeffrey N. Katz and Jonathan L. Schaffer},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2001},
  volume={286 13},
  pages={1610-20}
}
CONTEXT While most meniscal or ligamentous knee injuries heal with nonoperative treatments, a subset should be treated with arthroscopic or open surgery. OBJECTIVE To analyze the accuracy of the clinical examination for meniscal or ligamentous knee injuries. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE (1966-December 31, 2000) and HealthSTAR (1975-December 31, 2000) databases were searched for English-language articles describing the diagnostic accuracy of individual examination items for the knee and a… CONTINUE READING
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