Innovative Technology for Knee Laxity Evaluation: Clinical Applicability and Reliability of Inertial Sensors for Quantitative Analysis of the Pivot-Shift Test

Stefano Zaffagnini, Nicola Lopomo, Cecilia Signorelli, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Tommaso Bonanzinga, Alberto Grassi, Andrea Visani, Maurilio Marcacci

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Abstract

There has been an increased interest in the quantification of the knee laxity secondary to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. In clinical practice, the diagnosis is performed by clinical examination and magnetic resonance imaging analysis and confirmed arthroscopically. The pivot shift phenomenon has been identified as one of the essential signs of functional ACL insufficiency. A reliable system to adequately assess patients with ACL injury, quantifying the pivot shift test outcome, is needed. Several studies have been conducted in this regard but the proposed methods remain confined to a research area. The goal of this article is to summarize the actual knowledge and current concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Acceleration
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Dynamic instability
  • Knee kinematics
  • Pivot-shift test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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