Static rotational knee laxity measurements

Caroline Mouton, Daniel Theisen, Romain Seil*

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


    Static rotational knee laxity measurements have the advantages of precisely quantifying laxity and are thus potentially more objective than manual tests. Moreover, they can help to establish the diagnosis of knee injuries and to evaluate the success of reconstruction procedures after surgical intervention. As a consequence, they may systematically be part of follow-up to knee injuries (i.e. anterior cruciate ligament injuries). Numerous devices to measure knee rotation in a non-invasive manner exist. Although further efforts are necessary to improve the use of rotational laxity measurements in daily clinical practice, existing data on static rotational knee laxity measurements is encouraging to further investigate it in healthy and injured persons. Rotational knee laxity measurements allow (1) for the evaluation of the physiological knee laxity as a risk factor for knee injuries and poor reconstruction outcomes, (2) for the diagnosis of knee injuries (i.e. anterior cruciate ligament injuries) and (3) to follow knee ligament reconstructions postoperatively. The lack of knowledge of rotational knee laxity measurements in injured/reconstructed knees, however, prevents us to conclude the best treatment or reconstruction techniques. The present chapter aims to analyse the current knowledge and the potential for rotational knee laxity measurements to follow and individualise care for knee injuries and diseases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRotatory Knee Instability
    Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence Based Approach
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319320700
    ISBN (Print)9783319320694
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


    • Diagnosis
    • Instrumented
    • Knee laxity
    • Reconstruction
    • Static measurements
    • Tibiofemoral rotation


    Dive into the research topics of 'Static rotational knee laxity measurements'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this