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When did the injury occur (acute or chronic)?
What caused the injury (e.g. direct blow, pivoting, cutting, jumping)?
Does the knee catch, lock or give way?
Can the patient bear weight?
Can the leg fully straighten?
Rule out acute fracture.
If the patient has acute meniscal injury, refer for urgent assessment.
If the patient has bucket-handle tear or locked knee, refer to ED for urgent assessment.
Please instruct patients to bring films to specialist appointments at the RCH.