Physical Exam
The following companion consensus statement was developed by panels nominated by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) and has been approved by the National Athletic Trainer's Association's (NATA) Board of Directors.

In the absence of reliable evidence, NATA recommends that following an acute traumatic knee joint injury, patients with an abnormal neurovascular finding on physical exam, gross deformity, or severe and uncontrollable pain should receive emergent care to include immobilization and ongoing serial assessments of neurovascular function during transport to an emergency medical facility.

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