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Triage nurse application of the Ottawa Knee Rule. Acad Emerg Med.
Employ the Ottawa Knee Rules
to determine whether plain x-rays are needed to rule out fracture
Using the Ottawa Knee Rules, an x-ray series is only required for knee-injury patients with any one of the following findings:
The Ottawa Knee Rules can also be used in an aerobics studio to determine the extent of an injury.
"Implementation of the Ottawa Knee Rules for the use of radiography in acute knee injuries." JAMA, 278, no.
In a previous study applying the Ottawa knee rules
to children, 14 fractures among 231 children with knee injuries were seen.
* The Ottawa Knee Rules may reduce the number of radiographs by 50% in settings in which radiographs are obtained on most or all patients with knee pain.
Physicians tend to get radiographs for everybody with knee pain, but the orthopedist in the clinic suggests using the Ottawa Knee Rules (OKB).