a few players after the ball was fumbled and a pile-on ensued. He complains only of right knee pain and swelling. The boy is otherwise healthy, has normal vital signs, and his total body check shows no other evidence of trauma.
On examination, he has a mild effusion of the right knee and is neurovascularly intact. Due to the patient’s pain, further knee stress testing is deferred until analgesia is offered and radiography is performed:
A. Crutches, weight bear as tolerated
B. Knee immobilizer, primary care follow up
C. Knee immobilizer, orthopedic follow up
D. CT arthrogram
In the meantime, a quote –
La notte che le cose ci nasconde.
[The night that hides things from us.]
– Durante (Dante) degli Alighieri (1265-1321)
Canto XXIII, La Divina Commedia