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 %