Outpatient and On-Field Evaluation of Sports Trauma in the Knee

Dustin C. Buller, Alexis Colvin

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This chapter discusses the evaluation and management of sports trauma in the human knee, focusing on “on-field” and outpatient settings. We begin with general principles in the evaluation and management of acute knee injuries in the outpatient setting, with focuses on diagnosis and temporizing management. We review common mechanisms of injury and specific injuries for a variety of the most popular sports globally, focusing in turn on injuries which are unique to specific sports. We review examination maneuvers and imaging tests valuable in the diagnosis of sports injuries of the knee. We review the details of management for these injuries after presentation in the office setting, with a special focus on rehabilitation and return-to-play. Finally, for various sports and injuries we briefly discuss on-field management at the time of acute injury.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Case-Based Approach to Knee Pain
Subtitle of host publicationa Pocket Guide to Pathology, Diagnosis and Management
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages45
ISBN (Electronic)9783031153563
ISBN (Print)9783031153556
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • ACL
  • Clinic
  • Knee injury
  • Office
  • Outpatient
  • Return-to-play
  • Sports injury
  • Trauma


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