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
AProspective 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:
Sensitivity: 67 %
Specificity: 81 %
Akseki D, Ozcan O, Boya H, Pinar H. A new weight-bearing meniscal test and a comparison with McMurray’s test and joint line tenderness. Arthroscopy. 2004 Nov;20(9):951-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2004.08.020. PMID: 15525928.
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