McMurray's test tested

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 1994;2(2):70-2. doi: 10.1007/BF01476474.


We studied the validity of McMurray's test for a torn meniscus in 93 patients. The clinical test results were compared with arthroscopic and/or arthrotomy findings as reference. The clinical test had a sensitivity of 58.5%, a specificity of 93.4%, and the predictive value of a positive result was 82.6%. The test therefore seems to be of limited value in current clinical practice.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Rupture
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Soccer / injuries
  • Tibial Meniscus Injuries*