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GP triage – Knee Menu – Free

Common Knee Conditions
OA Knee
  • Usually >45yrs
  • Bulky joint + crepitus
  • May show Valgus/ Varus
  • Effusion +/- bakers cyst
  • Persistent knee pain
  • Limited ROM
  • Knee stiffness (30minutes after prolonged activity)
  • Reduced function, crepitus, restricted movement and bony enlargement
  • Education & advice
  • Exercise
  • Simple analgesics
  • NSAIDS
  • Walking aid as required
  • Physio/ OT referral
  • Consider 1 steroid injection
  • No investigations indicated in initial stages
  • If symptoms persist more than 6/52 despite treatment
  • Failed conservative treatment
  • Considering injection (if not available at GP surgery)
  • Consider referral for joint replacement surgery if patient restricted and willing
High impact / Sporting injury
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Local Knee Pain​
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Low impact trauma​
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Patella Dislocation
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Tendinopathy / Muscle strain​
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Popliteal cyst (Bakers cyst)​
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