Ege’s Test

 Ege’s Test

What is Ege’s Test?

Ege’s Test (also called the weight-bearing McMurray test) is used to detect a tear of the lateral or medial meniscus of the knee.

It is called the weight-bearing McMurray test because when patients perform this test, they have to put weight on their knees.


How it’s Performed?

Ege’s test is performed in a standing position, the knees are in extension and the patient stands with feet 30-40cm apart.

For Medial Meniscus tears:

Ege's Test
For Medial Meniscus tears

For Lateral Meniscus tears:

Ege's Test
For Lateral Meniscus tears

What does a positive Ege’s Test mean?

Sensitivity & Specificity

A Prospective controlled trial, clinical study by Devrim Akseki 1 to compare a new weight-bearing McMurray’s test (Ege’s test) with McMurray’s test and joint line tenderness (JLT). He found the sensitivity, and specificity rates were as following:

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