A close look at tibiofemoral rotation measurements.

April 01, 2015 By:
  • Theisen D
  • Mouton C
  • Seil R.

The recent paper by Chung et al. [2] published in KSSTA caught our attention. Their study introduces a new laximeter to evaluate static rotational knee laxity termed “Rotatometer” and presents normative data as well as results for its reliability. Overall, it is interesting to see how rotational knee laxity measurements have received increasing interest in the area of orthopaedics, and especially in the field of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery over the past few years [4]. Thus, we would like to congratulate Chung et al. [2] on their efforts to contribute to this emerging and relatively complex field.
2. Chung JH, Ryu KJ, Lee DH, Yoon KH, Park YW, Kim HJ et al (2014) An analysis of normative data on the knee rotatory profile and the usefulness of the Rotatometer, a new instrument for measuring tibiofemoral rotation: the reliability of the knee Rotatometer. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. doi:10.1007/s00167-014-3039-9

2015 Apr. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.23(4):1266-7. Epub 2014 Sep 6.
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