History of present illness. A 44-year-old man was brought to the emergency department (ED) by ambulance for left knee pain after an injury during a wrestling competition. He is unable to bend or to fully straighten his leg. He denies any other injury and has no other complaints.
Vital signs, physical examination. Vital signs were normal. Physical examination also was normal except for a left locked knee with a deformity of the knee cap. Distal pulses were intact.
- Meniscal tear with locked joint
Testing. Radiograph was taken of left knee; see image at right for x-ray image (Please click to enlarge).
1. What does the case image show?
2. What should you do next?
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