Cuts and scrapes of knees and elbows

Thomas R Stevenson, D. J. Smith

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Abstract

Knee and elbow injuries are seen frequently by the primary care physician and require prompt and careful treatment in order to prevent infection, preserve joint function, and avoid scarring. A thorough history and physical examination help to rule out more significant damage to the related joint, nerves, or tendons. Immobilization of the joint may be necessary to prevent dehiscence, and the patient should be instructed to return for further examination if signs of infection develop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalPostgraduate Medicine
Volume85
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Elbow
Knee
Joints
Knee Injuries
Primary Care Physicians
Infection
Immobilization
Tendons
Physical Examination
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Therapeutics

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Cuts and scrapes of knees and elbows. / Stevenson, Thomas R; Smith, D. J.

In: Postgraduate Medicine, Vol. 85, No. 5, 1989, p. 361-365.

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Stevenson, TR & Smith, DJ 1989, 'Cuts and scrapes of knees and elbows', Postgraduate Medicine, vol. 85, no. 5, pp. 361-365.
Stevenson, Thomas R ; Smith, D. J. / Cuts and scrapes of knees and elbows. In: Postgraduate Medicine. 1989 ; Vol. 85, No. 5. pp. 361-365.
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