Knee joint laxity and passive stiffness in meniscectomized patients compared with healthy controls
Jonas B Thorlund, Mark W Creaby, Tim V Wrigley, Ben R Metcalf, Kim L Bennell
The Knee | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Passive mechanical behavior of the knee in the frontal plane, measured as angular laxity and mechanical stiffness, may play an important role in the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Little is known about knee laxity and stiffness prior to knee OA onset. We investigated knee joint angular laxity and passive stiffness in meniscectomized patients at high risk of knee OA compared with healthy controls. METHODS: Sixty patients meniscectomized for a medial meniscal tear (52 men, 41.4 ± 5.5 years, 175.3 ± 7.9 cm, 83.6 ± 12.8 kg, mean ± SD) and 21 healthy controls (18 men, 42.0 ± 6.7 years, 176.8 ± 5.7 cm, 77.8 ± 13.4 kg) had their knee joint angular laxity and passive stiffness..View full abstract
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This project was supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (#334151 and #631717). Kim Bennell is partly supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (#FT 0991413).