How valid are physical examination tests for knee disorders?

Which ones should we use?

Knee disorders, including meniscal and ACL injuries, and degenerative disorders are highly prevalent. The initial diagnosis is crucial to enable an efficient management. The key factors for an optimal management seem to remain the patient history elements, in combination with physical examination tests. However, the evidence on these key factors remains unclear and thus this systematic review aims to provide an update on information for clinicians working with individuals with knee disorders.


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