Ege’s Test

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

What is Ege’s Test?

What is Ege’s test?


See Also: Knee Meniscus Tear


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:
    • The patient squats with both lower legs in maximum external rotation and then stands up slowly.
    • The distance between the knees increases and each knee becomes externally rotated as the squatting proceeds.
    • By performing the squat in maximum external rotation, genu varus will be induced.
    • The patient squats as far as possible and then returns to the starting position (extension of the knee).
  • For Lateral meniscus tears:
    • Both lower extremities are held in maximum internal rotation of the knee while the patient squats and stands up.
    • The distance between the knees decreases and the knees become internally rotated as the squatting proceeds.
    • By performing the squat in maximal internal rotation, genu valgus will be induced.
    • The patient squats as far as possible and then returns to the starting position (extension of the knee).

What does a positive Ege’s Test mean?

  • Ege’s test is positive when pain and/or a click is felt by the patient at the related site of the joint line.
  • Pain and/or click are typically felt at around 90° of knee Flexion.

Sensitivity & Specificity

  • Sensitivity: 67 %
  • Specificity: 81 %

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