Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In their Rational Clinical Examination
article, Dr Solomon and colleagues1 concluded
that the physical examination of the knee would obviate the need for many
imaging studies. I think that their analysis also supports the alternative
explanation that imaging studies, specifically magnetic resonance (MR) scans,
are essential in the diagnosis of ligament and meniscal injuries of the knee.
Bernstein J. Physical Examination of Knee Injuries. JAMA. 2002;287(1):40-41. doi:10.1001/jama.287.1.40