Determination of an optimal kinematic protocol for computer-assisted evaluation of anterior cruciate ligament deficiency

S. Martelli, S. Zaffagnini, B. Falcioni, M. Motta

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Abstract

An optimal kinematic protocol for computer-assisted evaluation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency was determined. The main clinical tests used for knee evaluation and three different numerical methods were evaluated for kinematic analysis. Results showed that only passive tests that investigate rotational and anteroposterior stability could discriminate ACL status and that the most effective protocol for computerized evaluation should be based on the Lachman and Drawer test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1112-1121
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Volume29
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • ACL
  • Anteroposterior displacement
  • Functional method
  • Grood and Suntay method
  • Helical axes
  • Internal-external rotations
  • Kinematic test
  • Kinematics
  • Knee
  • Laxity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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