Chapter 32. Knee Injuries

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Anita Pozgay MD, FRCPC, Dip Sports Med and
  2. Elisabeth Hobden MD, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch32

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Pozgay, A. and Hobden, E. (2008) Knee Injuries, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch32

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • knee injuries;
  • US National Accident Sampling System (NASS) database;
  • Ottawa Knee Rule (OKR);
  • Ottawa knee radiograph decision rule;
  • Cochrane review of use of exercise in treating adults with isolated ACL injuries;
  • MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and Sport Discus - referral and consultation [MeSH] AND knee injuries [MeSH];
  • Good evidence in Lachman test for subacute ACL tears, pain and swelling;
  • Fair evidence for use of braces or physiotherapy in conservative management;
  • RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Conclusions

  • References