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Volume:7 Issue:11 Number:31 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12072
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Immediate MRI referral vs. usual care in general practice in patients with traumatic knee complaints


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Does MRI add value in general practice for patients with traumatic knee complaints? A 1-year randomised controlled trial

Br J Sports Med. 2019 Oct;53(20):1285-1292.

Contributing Authors: NM Swart K van Oudenaarde SM Bierma-Zeinstra HJ Bloem WB van den Hout PR Algra PJ Bindels BW Koes RG Nelissen JA Verhaar M Reijnierse PA Luijsterburg

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Synopsis

A non-inferiority trial including 356 patients presenting to a general practitioner with traumatic knee complaints were randomized to receive immediate referral for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or usual protocol directed by the guidelines provided by the Dutch college of general practitioners. The primary outcome of interest was the Lysholm knee score. Secondary outcomes of interest included t...

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