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Meniscal injury: A review of function, presentation and assessment tools

This article provides an overview of knee meniscal injuries. The article reviews elements relating the structure and function of the medial and lateral menisci, the common mechanisms of injury, and the presentation of signs and symptoms following injury. The article also provides descriptions of the current assessment tests and procedures commonly used by practitioners in confirming diagnosis of this injury. Finally the article reviews the research literature that evaluates the accuracy, specificity, sensitivity and predictive values of each test.

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