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McMurrays Test

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Other Names

McMurray’s Test
Illustration of McMurray's Test
  • McMurray's Test
  • Modified McMurray's Test

Purpose


Description

  • Patient is in the supine position
  • The examiner passively flexes the patients knee to approximately 90°
  • The examiner then medially rotates the tibia and extends the knee
  • This stresses the lateral meniscus
  • The examiner then externally rotates the tibia and extends the knee
  • This stresses the medial meniscus
  • Positive test is
    • Pain
    • Snap
    • Click

Modified Version

  • Palpate the medial and lateral joint line while performing the exam

Pathology


Evidence

  • Evans et al[1]
    • For Thud
      • Sensitivity: 16%
      • Specificity: 98%
    • For Pain
      • Sensitivity: 50%
      • Specificity: 94%

See Also


References

  1. Evans PJ, et al. Prospective evaluation of the McMurray Test. Am J Sports Med. 1993;21(4):604-608
Created by:
John Kiel on 6 August 2019 14:21:50
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