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Decision Rule for Imaging Acute Knee Injuries: The Ottawa Knee Rules 

Decision Rule for Imaging Acute Knee Injuries: The Ottawa Knee Rules
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Decision Rule for Imaging Acute Knee Injuries: The Ottawa Knee Rules
Author(s):

Christoph I. Lee

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190223700.003.0032
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date: 21 August 2019

This chapter, found in the bone, joint, and extremity pain section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining the use of the Ottawa knee rules for imaging acute knee injuries. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. The Ottawa Knee Rule was found to be highly accurate, reliable, and acceptable to emergency physicians. Adherence to the decision rule has the potential to reduce unnecessary radiography in acute knee injury cases by 28%. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette and imaging example are included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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