Decision rules for knee Xray

by Mark Morgan, MD on October 6, 2010

in Musculoskeletal

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Summary: Clinical decision tool for knee Xray. The Ottawa Knee Rule may be used on adults. The Pittsburgh Knee Rule may be applied to children and adults. With either rule, patients with one or more findings should have radiographs performed.
References:
Ebell, MH. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Mar 15;71(6):1169-1172.
Bachmann LM, Haberzeth S, Steurer J, ter Riet G. The accuracy of the Ottawa knee rule to rule out knee fractures: a systematic review. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:121–4.
Seaberg DC, Jackson R. Clinical decision rule for knee radiographs. Am J Emerg Med. 1994;12:541–3.
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