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#7 Knee Exam

 

Key Learning Points

  • Learn the checklist and technique of the knee exam (see video)

 

Introduction: Careful examination of the knee can provide valuable information and help the physician determine when imaging studies may or may not be helpful.

 

Technique

 

ronald wittelesDr. Mark Genovese is certified in rheumatology and is actively involved in house staff training at Stanford University. He is involved in research including clinical trials and interventions in rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, & osteoarthritis.

 

Clinical Pearl: If a careful exam does not elicit significant pain or laxity, imaging studies are extremely unlikely to provide further useful information.

 

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