Payr’s test is an orthopaedic knee examination for testing medial meniscus injuries.


  1. Patient seated with feet and ankles crossed
  2. Examiner applies a downward pressure on the knee and observes the patient for signs of pain or discomfort.

Payr test - knee exam for medial meniscus injury


Positive Payr’s Test

Medial knee joint line pain: Medial meniscus posterior horn tear

Clinical Notes

Downward force applied to crossed legs in this patient position increases medial knee compression and may aggravate a damage or inflamed medial meniscus