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The Knee Joint Line

 
 
 
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Overview

  • Feel For

  • Tenderness or fullness of the joint line. Palpate in both internal and external rotation.
  • Significance

  • Joint line tenderness and fullness are both indicative of menisceal tears.
Joint line tenderness is approximately 85% sensitive and 30% specific for menisceal tears.
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