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Where is the joint line in your knee?
Last Updated: 11th June, 2020
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Also question is, what are joint lines?
A tissue called the synovial membrane lines the joint and seals it into a joint capsule. The synovial membrane secretes a clear, sticky fluid (synovial fluid) around the joint to lubricate it.
Additionally, what does positive McMurray's test mean? The McMurray test, also known as the McMurray circumduction test is used to evaluate individuals for tears in the meniscus of the knee. If a "thud" or "click" is felt along with pain, this constitutes a "positive McMurray test" for a tear in the posterior portion of the lateral meniscus.
Keeping this in consideration, can you palpate the meniscus?
Place the index, middle, and ring fingers of your left hand along the lateral joint line. Gently extend and flex the knee. If the lateral meniscus has been injured, you may feel a "click" with the hand palpating the joint line. You may also elicit pain.
What is joint line pain?
Definition/Description. The joint line tenderness test is used to screen for sensitivity related to meniscal injuries. The test can be used if pain is localized to either the medial or lateral aspect of the joint, this is usually due to pathology of either the articular joint cartilage or the medial or lateral meniscus