Perspectives on orthopaedics

A teenager with an unstable knee

Perspectives on orthopaedics

A teenager with an unstable knee

Benjamin Witte, Leo Pinczewski

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Abstract

A 19-year-old girl presents with a swollen and painful knee after a netball injury. What diagnoses should be considered and what is appropriate management?

Article Extract

Case presentation
History and examination

A 19-year-old student presented to her GP with a right knee that was painful and swollen. She reported that she had been playing netball when the knee had given way while she was landing from a jump. Questioning revealed that a previous injury had occurred while playing netball 10 weeks earlier.