Comparison of the Thesslay Test and McMurray Test: A Systematic Review of Comparative Diagnostic Studies
Meniscal injuries are common in both sporting and non-sporting populations, frequently causing significant pain and functional limitations. Furthermore meniscal injuries impose undue load and stress on the adjacent articular cartilage, predisposing the articular cartilage to damage and thus increasing the risk of early onset of osteoarthritis. Research has demonstrated that injuries which occur within avascular regions of the menisci do not heal spontaneously. Early detection of meniscal injuries is therefore of paramount importance to enable rapid implementation of appropriate treatment interventions and to reduce the risk of complications. Identifying clinically useful methods for detecting meniscal tears has therefore attracted much attention from physiotherapists and doctors for many years.