The predictive value of five clinical signs in the evaluation of meniscal pathology.

@article{Fowler1989ThePV,
  title={The predictive value of five clinical signs in the evaluation of meniscal pathology.},
  author={Peter J. Fowler and Jacob Lubliner},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={1989},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={184-6}
}
One hundred sixty-one consecutive patients with knee pain of at least 1 year's duration were studied on a prospective basis to determine the predictive value of five common clinical tests for the diagnosis of meniscal tears. Each patient had a preoperative examination that evaluated the presence or absence of joint line tenderness, pain on forced flexion, the presence of a positive McMurray test, positive Apley grind and distraction tests, and the presence of a block to extension. The results… CONTINUE READING

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