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Fam Pract Manag. 2005;12(5):21

To the Editor:

A good reason to X-ray everyone with a suspected internal derangement of the knee is that many imaging facilities won't do an MRI without prior plain films. If you think an MRI is in your patient's future, you can save time and just order the plain films while you're thinking about them, regardless of what the Ottawa and Pittsburgh rules say [see “A Tool for Evaluating Patients With Knee Injury,” March 2005, page 67].


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