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What's with that knee? A first look

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Dr Mary Wyatt

An introduction to knee injuries, covering the most common types of work-related knee problems, as well as the important questions to ensure accurate diagnosis.

Knee problems account for around 8% of work-related injuries. In this article, I outline the kinds of questions that should be asked by health professionals when assessing knee injuries, as well as important things to look for in a physical examination. I also describe several types of knee injury that commonly cause problems at work. Initial assessment A health professional’s initial assessment of a knee problem should take into...

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