Knee Examination is an important part of diagnosing knee conditions! A lot of information can be gained from a thorough knee examination
- if there is an abnormal amount of fluid around the joint (an Effusion),
- if joint is hot to touch indicating an infection,
- crepitus (grating or crackling sounds) that may be a sign of Osteoarthritis,
- if there is any ligament damage.
Information gained from a thorough knee examination helps to determine which investigations will be most suitable to confirm your diagnosis. For example an MRI to confirm a ligament injury.
The video below is showing a Knee examination and injection by Mr Gorav Datta, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
This is an educational video which also shows how a knee joint should be correctly aspirated.