Evaluation of knee injury

Last reviewed: 29 Oct 2022
Last updated: 30 Jun 2022

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Patellofemoral joint injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury and associated valgus instability
  • Posterolateral knee injury and associated varus instability
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Meniscal tear
  • Open fracture
  • Referred pain to knee
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Uncommon

  • Patella fracture
  • Femoral condyle fracture
  • Tibial plateau fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Infection
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Contributors

Authors

Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD
Robert F. LaPrade

Complex Knee & Sports Medicine Surgery

Twin Cities Orthopedics

4010 West 65th Street

Edina

MN

Disclosures

RFL is a consultant for and receives royalties from Arthrex, Ossur, and Smith & Nephew. RFL has also received royalties from Elsevier. RFL is on the Editorial Board for AJSM, JEO, KSSTA, and JISPT. RFL is an author of several references cited in this topic.

Chad J. Griffith, MD
Chad J. Griffith

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Tria Orthopedic Center

Woodbury

Minnesota

MN

Disclosures

CJG is a member of the board for the Minnesota Orthopedic Society.

Peer reviewers

Jason M. Scopp, MD

Director

Joint Preservation Center at Peninsula Orthopedic Associates

Salisbury

MD

Disclosures

JMS declares that he has no competing interests.

James Puffer, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer

American Board of Family Medicine

Lexington

KY

Disclosures

JP declares that he has no competing interests.

Philip Cohen, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Piscataway

NJ

Disclosures

PC declares that he has no competing interests.

Jung-Ro Yoon, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Director

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Seoul Veterans Hospital

Seoul

South Korea

Disclosures

JRY declares that she has no competing interests.

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