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The acutely locked knee--is a manipulation worth while?
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PMID:  3967919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over a 10-year period, 85 consecutive patients presented to the Accident and Emergency Department with an acutely locked knee and were all treated by manipulation under anaesthesia. Out of 69 patients who could be adequately followed up, 46 (67 per cent) subsequently required arthrotomy for an internal derangement. In 41 of these patients there was a bucket-handle tear of a meniscus. Twenty-three patients (33 per cent) made a full recovery from manipulation alone. In view of the high incidence of correctable lesions, immediate arthroscopy and, if necessary, definitive operation would be a better treatment for the acutely locked knee.
I J Critchley; D J Bracey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Injury     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0020-1383     ISO Abbreviation:  Injury     Publication Date:  1985 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-06     Completed Date:  1985-03-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226040     Medline TA:  Injury     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage, Articular / injuries,  surgery
Knee Injuries / surgery,  therapy*
Manipulation, Orthopedic*
Middle Aged
Time Factors

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