McMurray's test tested

  • J. R. Corea
  • M. Moussa
  • A. Al Othman
Originals Clinical Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF01476474

Cite this article as:
Corea, J.R., Moussa, M. & Othman, A.A. Knee Surg, Sports traumatol, Arthroscopy (1994) 2: 70. doi:10.1007/BF01476474

Abstract

We studied the validity of McMurray's test for a torn meniscus in 93 patients. The clinical test results were compared with arthroscopic and/or arthrotomy findings as reference. The clinical test had a sensitivity of 58.5%, a specificity of 93.4%, and the predicitve value of a positive result was 82.6%. The test therefore seems to be of limited value in current clinical practice.

Key words

MeniscusInjuryMcMurray's testValidity

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Corea
    • 1
  • M. Moussa
    • 1
  • A. Al Othman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopacdic SurgeryKing Fahd Teaching HospitalAl KhobarSaudi Arabia