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If your MRI said that you have a displaced medial menisus root. Would a mcmurray maneuver hurt?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It is possible

According to some sources, the sensitivity of the mcmurray test for medial meniscus tears is 53% and the specificity is 59%.
In a recent study, 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 predictive value of a positive result was 82.6%. Thank you.

In brief: It is possible

According to some sources, the sensitivity of the mcmurray test for medial meniscus tears is 53% and the specificity is 59%.
In a recent study, 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 predictive value of a positive result was 82.6%. Thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Meniscus problem

The mcmurray test (extending while twisting your lower leg) is a standard exam maneuver to elicit pain at either the medial or lateral joint line of the knee.
The purpose is to identify torn cartilage (menisci). Thus, if the MRI says you have a displaced meniscus, it is more likely to hurt, but you have to realize is that mris have lots of false positives (show torn menisci without any symptoms).

In brief: Meniscus problem

The mcmurray test (extending while twisting your lower leg) is a standard exam maneuver to elicit pain at either the medial or lateral joint line of the knee.
The purpose is to identify torn cartilage (menisci). Thus, if the MRI says you have a displaced meniscus, it is more likely to hurt, but you have to realize is that mris have lots of false positives (show torn menisci without any symptoms).
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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