November 2001 AAOS Report

Clinical guideline on knee surgery, Phase I completed

The AAOS Knee Injury Work Group has completed a clinical guideline addressing treatment of knee injuries by first contact physicians. The guideline addresses identification of and appropriate treatment strategies for ligamentous injury, meniscal tear, patellar dislocation/subluxation, contusion and patella or quadriceps tendon rupture. To obtain a copy of the new clinical guideline contact the AAOS Customer Service Department at (800) 626 6726, or via e-mail at There is a $15 charge for the guideline. For more information, contact the Department of Research and Scientific Affairs at (847) 384-4313.

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