The measurement of anterior knee laxity after ACL reconstructive surgery.

  title={The measurement of anterior knee laxity after ACL reconstructive surgery.},
  author={L L Malcom and Dale M. Daniel and Mary Lou Stone and Raymond A Sachs},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
An objective clinical instrument known as a knee ligament Arthrometer was developed. The instrumentation system was applied to measurements of knee ligament laxity in the operating room with the patients under anesthesia. Prereconstruction and immediate postreconstruction measurements were made with the patient still on the operating table. The change in laxity of the patient's operated knee as compared to the opposite nonoperated control knee was documented for 19 chronic and 24 acute patients… CONTINUE READING

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