This educational visit was designed to keep GPs up to date with the latest imaging recommendations for common acute ankle and knee injuries seen in general practice.
Keep up to date with the latest imaging recommendations for common acute ankle and knee injuries seen in general practice.
Book a one-on-one or small-group case-based educational visit to receive the latest information on key factors to consider when diagnosing acute ankle and knee injuries. And, if imaging is indicated, the visit provides guidance on selecting the most appropriate imaging modality.
As part of the visit, an NPS MedicineWise Patient Action Plan will be available to assist your patients with self-management of ankle sprains and routine knee injuries.
1. Apply Ottawa Knee Rules and Ottawa Ankle Rules to help decide whether an X-ray is required for a probable acute knee/ankle fracture
2. Identify appropriate physical tests based on a targeted history to diagnose acute knee/ankle injury
3. Explain the limited role of MRI in diagnosing acute ACL/meniscal tear
4. Explain the limited role of ultrasound in diagnosing lateral ankle sprain
5. Identify relevant clinical information to include in a detailed imaging referral for acute knee/ankle injury