How to assess knee joint effusion in knee osteoarthritis

Which tests can be recommended?

Knee joint effusion is a common symptom in individuals with knee OA. Studies revealed the evidence of knee effusion in nine out of ten people with knee OA, with 55% having a moderate to large effusion. Thus, the assessment of knee effusion is a crucial part of the physical examination in these patients. Although, a broad range of clinical tests for knee effusion exists, the knowledge of the reliability and validity of these tests is lacking. 


Curious about the rest of the article?

Sign up as a member of the Anatomy & Physiotherapy Society. 
Check out the benefits of a membership and give it a try today! 
Or have a look at our monthly featured article (free) on our homepage.

Already a member? Login here below

Signup for our weekly or monthly newsletter and get notified on updates on the themes you're interested in:


Please enable the javascript to submit this form

Anatomy & Physiotherapy is a joint venture
between SoPhy & Sharing Science

Summaries on Physiotherapy B.V.
Berkenweg 7
Postbus 1161
3800 BD Amersfoort
The Netherlands

Chamber of commerce: 74973738
Bank: NL72ABNA0849809959
V.A.T. number: NL860093530B01

Sharing Science
Rijksweg Zuid 99
6134 AA Sittard
The Netherlands
Chamber of Commerce: 58306862