Prior to referral consider / screen to exclude:
Key Clinical Observations of concern:
Patients with any of the following suspected should be sent to A&E:
Urgent appointments can be made for patients at Fracture/ Trauma Clinic for:
Urgent appointments can be made in elective Orthopaedic/ Rheumatology/Pain Clinics for patients with:
Consider diagnosis (discuss within peer review).
If not responding consider onward referral to Interface Team.
No referrals should be made to secondary care unless the following criteria are met:
Note that surgical interventions for anterior knee pain are not routinely commissioned.
Surgery is rarely indicated for anterior knee pain as not generally helped by surgery but examples of interventions rarely used are: