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Knee X-rays

Neda Frayha, MD, Matthieu DeClerck, MD, and Arun Sayal, MD
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Arun runs through a thoughtful approach to the knee exam that includes the Mnemonic “SLR-CDEF” as a reminder of what diagnosis we should think about with every knee injury. The mnemonic stands for Septic knee, Locked knee, Referred pain, Compartment syndrome, Dislocation (spontaneously reduced), Extensor mechanism disruption (Over 40, look over the patella – i.e., a quadriceps tear. Under 40 look under the patella  – i.e., a patellar tendon rupture), Fracture (radiographically occult – especially lateral tibial plateau).

 

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