Examining and Evaluating the Knee


Examining and Evaluating the Knee



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emergency medicine, knee joint, knee injuries, orthopedics, radiography, osteoarthritis, physical examination, inflammation


Emergency Medicine | Medical Education | Orthopedics


Speaker: Robert J. Otto, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Southern Joint Replacement Institute

Nashville, TN

Purpose: This enduring material is designed to examine evaluation and diagnosis of common knee injuries.

Target Audience: This activity is designed for Physicians and Residents at HCA GME Hospitals.

Format: This presentation was pre-recorded for HCA GME National Grand Rounds Series.

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this activity you will be able to:

Ø Implement strategies to complete an appropriate patient history and physical exam for patients presenting with knee pain.

Ø Appropriately screen and diagnose patients with knee pain.

Accreditation: HCA Graduate Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: HCA Graduate Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: HCA Graduate Medical Education is committed to providing CME that is balanced, objective, and evidence-based. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation Requirements and Standards, all parties involved in content development are required to disclose any relevant conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. HCA Graduate Medical Education has established mechanisms to resolve conflicts of interest should they arise. The disclosure summary follows:

Bruce Deighton, PhD, Course Director: No Conflicts

Jessica Wells, Course Co-Director: No Conflicts

Robert J. Otto, MD, Speaker: Exactech, Inc.; Consultant

Beverly Upchurch, Education Manager: No Conflicts

Jonathan Snider, CME Coordinator: No Conflicts

Chris Roe, CME Coordinator: No Conflicts

Publication Dates:

Release Date: May 15 , 2019

Expiration Date: May 15, 2021


HCA Healthcare


Participant Instructions to Earn CME Credit:

To successfully complete this activity, participants will:

  • View the presentation in this enduring material.
  • Complete the posttest (you must score an 80% or higher posttest pass rate)
  • Complete and submit the CME evaluation through this link:


The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 35 minutes. Each participant will receive a certificate of credit once the required documents are received. If you attended this program live, you are unable to receive credit twice.

Commercial Support

HCA Graduate Medical Education has not received any commercial support for this activity.

Examining and Evaluating the Knee