Upon completion of the initial examination, anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of the affected extremity should be obtained. This should be done prior to any attempts at manipulation. Obtaining radiographs allows for diagnosis of any associated fractures and will assist in planning the appropriate reduction maneuver. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is necessary to evaluate the ligamentous structures and other soft tissues (Fig. 56-4). It may help to diagnose patellar tendon or quadriceps rupture, which would require early repair. MRI may also identify meniscal injuries, articular cartilage lesions, bone bruises, and occult fractures. We recommend performing MRI in all cases in which repair or reconstruction is planned. This imaging study can be obtained in a nonemergent fashion.
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