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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 an avulsion or complete tear, refer for urgent assessment.
Otherwise use RICE, physiotherapy, bracing and routine referral.
Please instruct patients to bring films to specialist appointments at the RCH.
Complete intrasubstance tear or avulsion.
Ongoing pain or instability in patients with incomplete tears after six weeks of bracing and physiotherapy.