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Eges Test

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Other Names

  • Weight-bearing McMurray test
  • Ege's Test



Demonstration of Ege's Test[1]
  • The patient is in the standing position, legs shoulder with apart
  • The test is done with external rotation of knee (medial meniscus) and/or internal rotation of knee (lateral meniscus)
  • For medial meniscus injury, maximally externally rotate the legs and have the patient squat down and stand up
  • For lateral meniscus injury, maximally internally rotate the legs and have the patient squat down and back up
  • A positive test is pain or clicking at the joint line



  • For medial meniscus[2]
    • Sensitivity: 67%
    • Specificity: 81%
  • For lateral meniscus
    • Sensitivity: 64%
    • Specificity: 90%

See Also


  1. Ercin, Ersin, et al. "History, clinical findings, magnetic resonance imaging, and arthroscopic correlation in meniscal lesions." Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 20 (2012): 851-856.
  2. D Akseki, O Ozcan, H Boya, and H Pinar. A new weight-bearing meniscal test and a comparison with McMurray's test and joint line tenderness. Arthroscopy, The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery; Nov 2004; 20(9): 951-958.
Created by:
John Kiel on 24 July 2019 23:08:30
Last edited:
23 January 2024 20:38:55