McMurray's Test (Lateral)
This variant on McMurray's test is used to assess for tears in the lateral meniscus.
Performing the Test
For the patient's right leg, place them supine, knee maximally flexed, with examiner thumb and index finger of left hand along joint line and left palm on patella
The examiner then uses their right hand, grasping the bottom of the ipsilateral foot, to externally rotate the leg while extending the knee
Positive: reproduces patient’s pain or pain with palpable click
Sensitivity: 52%; specificity: 97%
LR+ = 17; LR- = 0.5
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