X-ray preferable with knee injury


PRESCRIBING MATTERS

ACCUMULATING evidence suggests that MRI is often unwarranted in the management of acute knee pain.1–3

Among middle-aged or older patients, it is important to remember that MRI will often yield incidental findings that are clinically insignificant and have nothing to do with a patient’s presenting symptoms.1,4–9 

Such findings may lead to confusion about diagnosis and result in further investigations and/or interventions that are unnecessary or

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