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Thessaly test is no more accurate than standard clinical tests for meniscal tears
  1. Eric J Hegedus
  1. Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University, Jamestown, North Carolina, USA
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Eric J Hegedus, Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University, 201 Pearce Drive, Jamestown, NC 27282, USA; ehegedus{at}highpoint.edu

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The tibial menisci are prone to injury with age and degeneration-causing repetitive microtrauma as well as with more obvious trauma such as twisting on a planted leg or anterior cruciate ligament tear. The criterion standard for diagnosis is arthroscopic surgery. MRI is often used as a surrogate because, despite high cost and imperfect accuracy, MRI is not invasive. Detection of meniscus tears by history and physical examination would be ideal due to very low …

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