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More than 10,000 individuals receive treatment in emergency departments (EDs) each day for injuries sustained in sports, recreation, and exercise activities. One of those complaints includes knee injuries (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006). Although there are many ways to sustain injury to the knee, it is essential that the ED nurse practitioner develop a logical and systematic approach to the examination of this complex structure. Consistent use of a standard approach to each patient helps ensure that important aspects or findings are not being overlooked. A thorough understanding and familiarity with both the normal and abnormal knee is required to be able to adequately assess, treat, and appropriately refer for orthopedic consultation when indicated.
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