Ege's test is a standing test for a meniscus tear. It is also referred to as a 'standing McMurray test'.

Page updated February 2024 by Dr Sheila Strover (Clinical Editor)


How do you perform the Ege's test?

The patient stands comfortably with the feet 30 cm apart. Initially the feet are turned outwards (to stress the medial meniscus). Then the knees are slowly bent and then straightened and the patient notes any pain in the joint line or any clicking sensation. The feet must remain on the ground. If pain or a click are experienced, and this is usually at 90 degrees flexion, the patient slowly returns to an upright position and further bending is discontinued. If there is no problem, then the routine is repeated with the feet turned inward (to stress the lateral meniscus).

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Standing McMurray test

Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
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