Lateral McMurray Test

 Lateral McMurray Test

  • Lateral McMurray Testing for Injury to the lateral Meniscus of the knee.

  • Patient is supine, their affected hip and knee are flexed
  • Examiner cups one hand over the patient’s knee ( palm over the patella and fingers/thumb over the joint line)
  • Examiner grasps patient’s heel with the other hand
  • Examiner slowly extends the patient’s knee, while applying internal rotation of the tibia and varus stress on the knee to assess lateral meniscus.

  • Positive Sign: Click or Catch in the extension of the knee. ( A negative test does not completely rule out meniscal tear).

  • Sensitivity: 54 %
  • Specificity: 79 %

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