Diagnostic accuracy of a new clinical test (the Thessaly test) for early detection of meniscal tears.

@article{Karachalios2005DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of a new clinical test (the Thessaly test) for early detection of meniscal tears.},
  author={Theophilos S Karachalios and Michael Hantes and Aristides H Zibis and Vasilios C. Zachos and Apostolos H Karantanas and Konstantinos N. Malizos},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2005},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={955-62}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical tests used for the detection of meniscal tears in the knee do not present acceptable diagnostic sensitivity and specificity values. Diagnostic accuracy is improved by arthroscopic evaluation or magnetic resonance imaging studies. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a new dynamic clinical examination test for the detection of meniscal tears. METHODS Two hundred and thirteen symptomatic patients with knee injuries who were examined… CONTINUE READING