Essential Features of The Knee Pathway

Knee problems have been divided into five simple overall groups:

Anterior knee pain
Recent injury or mechanical symptoms
Inflammatory arthritis
None of the above or don’t know.

For each type of problem 3 categories are allocated.

Category 1 is the basic category with relatively minor symptoms that should be suitable for treatment with local core physiotherapy.
Category 2 symptoms or problems require treatment with the MSCAT assessment and treatment team whereas
Category 3 patients require referral through to secondary care.

The pathway allows for patients to be referred directly to MSCAT or secondary care, or progressed through the categories depending on the response to a trial of treatment.

This document summarizes the treatment for each diagnostic group and categories.