Tibial rotation during pivoting in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed knees using a single bundle technique
Kate E Webster, Simon E Palazzolo, Jodie A McClelland, Julian A Feller
CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2012
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction does not necessarily restore normal knee movement. Increased tibial rotation has previously been noted during pivoting activities and may be due to the orientation of the anterior cruciate ligament graft associated with traditional single bundle reconstruction techniques. Recent research has shown that it is possible to limit rotation during level walking using a single bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. This study evaluated rotational knee kinematics during a pivot task in a group of patients who had undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using a single bundle technique and compared the findings to a normal co..View full abstract
The authors would like to acknowledge the Australian Orthopaedic Association Research Foundation for providing funding for this project.