What is Ege test?

What is Ege test?

What is Ege test?

Ege’s test is used to detect the presence of medial and lateral meniscal tears. This test is also called the weight-bearing McMurray’s test. To perform this test, the patient is standing with the feet shoulder-width apart.

What is Thessaly test?

The Thessaly test is a dynamic reproduction of joint loading in the knee and the theory behind the test is that the knee with a meniscal tear will produce the same symptoms the patient reported.

What tests are done for a torn ACL?

The Lachman test is the most accurate test for detecting an ACL tear. Magnetic resonance imaging is the primary study used to diagnose ACL injury in the United States. It can also identify concomitant meniscal injury, collateral ligament tear, and bone contusions.

When is McMurray’s test positive?

The test is considered positive for a torn meniscus if the examiner appreciates a palpable or auditory click while rotating and extending the knee.

How can I check my knee at home?

Physical Examination of the Knee

  1. Inspect your knee visually for redness, swelling, deformity, or skin changes.
  2. Feel your knee (palpation) for warmth or coolness, swelling, tenderness, blood flow, and sensation.
  3. Test your knee’s range of motion and listen for sounds.
  4. Check your knee ligaments , which stabilize the knee.

How are knees induced in the Ege test?

In contrast to the medial meniscus test, 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 (knees point inward).

What are the results of the Ege test?

For lateral meniscus tears Ege’s test gave results superior to the others: 0,84 accuracy, 0,64 sensitivity and 0,90 specificity. Ege’s test is more specific than sensitive. Looking at the different types of Meniscal tears, Akseki et al. found that degenerative tears of the medial menisci were missed in 66% (8 of 12!).

How is the Ege’s test for meniscal tears used?

Ege’s test for meniscal tears in the knee were first described by Ridvan Ege, M.D. in 1968. It’s the first clinical test that mimics the actual mechanism of injury. Most meniscal tears occur in the standing position. The foot is planted on the ground and the upper leg twists over the knee, tearing the cartilage.

How does the genu valgus test work for Ege?

By performing the squat in maximal internal rotation, genu valgus will be induced (knees point inward). The patient squats as far as possible and then returns to the starting position (extension of the knee). The test is positive when pain and/or a click is felt by the patient at the related site of the joint line.