Reliability of Physical Examination for Diagnosis of Myofascial Trigger Points: A Systematic Review of the Literature

@article{Lucas2009ReliabilityOP,
  title={Reliability of Physical Examination for Diagnosis of Myofascial Trigger Points: A Systematic Review of the Literature},
  author={N. Lucas and P. Macaskill and L. Irwig and R. Moran and N. Bogduk},
  journal={The Clinical Journal of Pain},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={80-89}
}
  • N. Lucas, P. Macaskill, +2 authors N. Bogduk
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The Clinical Journal of Pain
  • Background Trigger points are promoted as an important cause of musculoskeletal pain. There is no accepted reference standard for the diagnosis of trigger points, and data on the reliability of physical examination for trigger points are conflicting. Objectives To systematically review the literature on the reliability of physical examination for the diagnosis of trigger points. Methods MEDLINE, EMBASE, and other sources were searched for articles reporting the reliability of physical… CONTINUE READING
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