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January 2, 2002

Physical Examination of Knee Injuries

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;287(1):40-41. doi:10.1001/jama.287.1.40

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.

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