Thomas Fridén

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An external device ("rottometer") specially designed to measure knee joint rotation was developed and evaluated with respect to its validity. Simultaneous measurements were made with the rottometer and Roentgen stereometric analysis (RSA) in five patients with implanted tantalum markers in the tibia and femur. Measurements of internal and external rotation(More)
BACKGROUND The occurrence of osteoarthritis (OA), associated meniscal injuries, meniscectomy, and patient-related measures for patients treated nonoperatively after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have not been well described in the literature in terms of natural history. HYPOTHESIS Patients with ACL injury can achieve a low occurrence of(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized longitudinal clinical trial with matched controls. OBJECTIVES To investigate the long-term effect of training on postural control and extremity function after an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. BACKGROUND ACL injuries may cause severe problems with recurrent giving way of the knee and reduced functional(More)
Several tests of human conscious knee proprioception have been described, but there is no consensus or reference standard established. Difficulties remain in the separation of information originating from muscles, tendons, and joints, and the tests cannot discriminate between loss of afferent signals or altered activity in the remaining receptors. There is(More)
We measured the configuration of the femoral condyles on lateral radiographs in 100 consecutive, prospectively-studied patients with a complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, with or without associated lesions of the menisci and collateral ligaments. The patients had mainly low-to-moderate activity demands, and in all the patients the cruciate(More)
The efficacy of two non-operative rehabilitation programs was studied in a consecutive randomized controlled clinical trial of 100 patients after 12 months subsequent to an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Follow up of randomization to two training models was evaluated after 3 and 12 months: A self-monitored training program (SM) of(More)
BACKGROUND To assess balance in single-limb stance, center of pressure movements can be registered by stabilometry with force platforms. This can be used for evaluation of injuries to the lower extremities. It is important to ensure that the assessment tools we use in the clinical setting and in research have minimal measurement error. Previous studies have(More)
The aims of this study were: 1) to investigate whether single-limb stabilometry and a one-leg hop test are influenced by age, sex, height, weight or activity level in healthy subjects, 2) to examine possible differences between the right and the left leg, 3) to determine Limb Symmetry Index (LSI) values, and 4) to study the relation between the(More)
OBJECTIVE Prevalence and clinical relevance of patellofemoral (PF) osteoarthritis (OA) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. METHOD Prospectively we studied 94 out of 100 consecutive patients 15 years after acute ACL injury. ACL reconstructions were only performed late if recurrent "give way" persisted or a secondary meniscal injury suitable for(More)
Proprioception of the knee was measured in 20 patients with reconstructed anterior cruciate ligaments and in 19 age-matched controls. The mean time from surgery was 2 years. Three tests of proprioception were used: (a) threshold to detection of passive motion from 20 and 40 degrees toward flexion and extension, (b) active reproduction of a 30 degrees(More)