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Objective evaluation of anterior knee laxity; comparison of the KT-1000 and GNRB(®) arthrometers.
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PMID:  22231269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: Accurate measurement of laxity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is usually performed with the KT-1000 arthrometer, and reproducibility and reliability are discussed. A new arthrometer, the GNRB(®), has been recently developed in an attempt to improve intra- and inter-examiner reproducibility. The aim of this diagnostic study was to evaluate the intra- and inter-examiner reproducibility of the GNRB(®) and the KT-1000. METHODS: Three protocols were designed to evaluate and compare the two arthrometers. Fifteen physiotherapists conducted tests on 15 subjects with healthy knees. The intra- and inter-reproducibility of the two tests were compared by analysis of variance and the F-test. RESULTS: Measure reproducibility was significantly worst with the KT-1000 than with the GNRB(®) (machine effect, P < 0.001) regardless of operator experience. There was no significant difference between experienced and inexperienced examiners with the GNRB(®) (no 'examiners effect'). Regardless of the machine, there was a 'side effect' with healthy knees. CONCLUSION: This clinical study demonstrates the superior intra- and inter-examiner reproducibility of the GNRB(®) over the KT-1000. There appears to be some technological advantages to using the GNRB(®) including pressure control of the patella, accuracy of the displacement transducer, control of the load on the calf, and control of hamstring activity. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Diagnostic study, Level I.
Michel Collette; Julie Courville; Marc Forton; Bertrand Gagnière
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-7347     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9314730     Medline TA:  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Orthopaedic Department, Clinique Edith Cavell, 32 rue Edith Cavell, 1180, Brussels, Belgium,
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