McMurray, Thomas Porter
McMurray, Thomas Porter(mak-mu're)
Brit. orthopedic surgeon, 1887–1949.
McMurray signMcMurray test.
A test for a torn meniscus of the knee. The examiner flexes the patient's knee completely, rotates the tibia outward, and applies a valgus force against the knee while slowly extending it. A painful click indicates a torn medial meniscus. If a click is felt when the tibia is rotated inward and a varus force is applied against the knee during extension, the lateral meniscus is torn.Synonym: McMurray sign
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McMurray,Thomas Porter, English surgeon, 1887-1949.
McMurray test - rotation of the tibia on the femur.
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