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Table 1 The most frequently used Read codes to record consultations per symptom and diagnosis category

From: Consultation patterns of children and adolescents with knee pain in UK general practice: analysis of medical records

Symptom (n = 354) Diagnosis
Trauma (n = 175) Non-trauma (n = 21)
Read term (Read code) No. of consultations (%) Read term (Read code) No. of consultations (%) Read term (Read code) No. of consultations (%)
Knee pain (1 M10) 177 (32.2) Other knee injury (SK170) 97 (17.6) Synovitis of knee (N220z, N220V) 5 (0.9)
Anterior knee pain (N094W) 66 (12.0) Knee sprain
(S54, S54y)
21 (3.8) Chondromalacia patellae (N074) 4 (0.7)
Arthralgia of knee (N094M) 59 (10.7) Patella-recurrent dislocation (N0836, N083p) 19 (3.5) Infrapatella bursitis (N2166) 2 (0.4)
Knee joint pain (N0946) 32 (5.8) Dislocation of knee NOS (S46z) 8 (1.5) Prepatellar bursitis (N2165) 2 (0.4)
Swollen knee (16J4) 8 (1.5) Open #-sublux knee joint (S4F3) 8 (1.5) Disorder of patella unspecified (N09AX) 2 (0.4)
Clicking knee (N099C) 4 (0.7) Fracture patella
(S32)
7 (1.3) Illiotibial band bursitis (N2159) 1 (0.2)
Effusion of knee (N090M) 3 (0.5) Contusion knee (SE411, SE412) 6 (1.1) Patellofemoral maltracking (N07Y6) 1 (0.2)
Locked knee (N07Y5) 3 (0.5) Haemarthrosis of the knee (N0916) 3 (0.5) Knee arthritis NOS (N0626) 1 (0.2)
Knee gives way (N0966) 1 (0.2) Acute meniscal tear (S460, S462) 2 (0.4) Patellar tendinitis (N2164) 1 (0.2)
Other symptoms knee (N096M) 1 (0.2) Meniscus derangement NEC (N082) 1 (0.2) Discoid lateral meniscus (N071B) 1 (0.2)
- - Superficial injury of knee NOS (SD6y2) 1 (0.2) Reactive arthropathy of knee (N01wB) 1 (0.2)
- - Open wound of knee (SA100) 1 (0.2) - -
- - Degloving injury knee (SA130) 1 (0.2) - -