Comparison of diagnostic accuracy for clinical tests with Arthroscopy in meniscal tears of knee

Authors

  • yahia hasan Tishreen University
  • Ali Youssef Tishreen University
  • Azza Al-Mohammed Tishreen University

Abstract

Objective: study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of clinical examination in comparison with MRI examination and with the help of arthroscopic examination as the gold standard in the diagnosis of meniscal tears

Patients and Method   77 pateint were referring  Tishreen University Hospital. Clinical examination  was      performed before the arthroscopy, and the results were recorded in special forms. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results were also added. then, arthroscopy was performed, declaring the definite diagnosis, and the results were compared to the results obtained from both tests and MRI

Results: Comparing thessaly test results to MRI showed statistical significance (P :0.004), comparing McMurray test results to MRI showed statistical significance (P < 0.0035), so we can not use any test alone with out MRI.

Conclusion: Thessaly and McMurray test have higher diagnostic accuracy than other tests. Clinical examination, performed by an experienced examiner, can not have equal diagnostic accuracy compared to MRI to evaluate meniscal lesions.

Published

2022-09-08

How to Cite

1.
حسن ي, علي يوسف, عزة المحمد. Comparison of diagnostic accuracy for clinical tests with Arthroscopy in meniscal tears of knee. Tuj-hlth [Internet]. 2022Sep.8 [cited 2024Jun.23];44(4):447-54. Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/hlthscnc/article/view/13253