Outcomes Based on Surgery and Rehabilitation

Stefano Zaffagnini, Tom Chao, Richard Joreitz, Nicola Lopomo, Cecilia Signorelli, Volker Musahl

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The ability to assess outcomes during and after ACL reconstruction continues to be an advancing of study as efforts to improve the surgical and rehabilitation parameters evolve. Knee laxity is icific component that is often used to determine the quality of the ligament reconstruction. sntly, the technology to measure knee laxity includes intraoperative navigational systems; ible devices such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and image analysis software; dynamic :gen stereophotogrammetric analysis (radiostereometry); and full-body motion analysis I systems. These devices provide objective data in terms of the kinematics of the knee following an ACL reconstruction under controlled testing environments. In combination with refinements in the analysis of surgical techniques and surgical outcomes, guidelines in terms of rehabilitation protocols in the ACL-reconstructed patient are essential to allow the injured athlete to progress effectively towards the goal of safe return to full function.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRotatory Knee Instability: An Evidence Based Approach
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319320700
ISBN (Print)9783319320694
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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