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Reproducibility of knee laxity assessment results using the Dynamic Cruciate Tester

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The purpose of the study was to examine reproducibility of knee laxity measurements obtained using the Dynamic Cruciate Tester (DCT) from day-to- day, set-to-set, and trial-to-trial. In Part I, peak anterior tibial translation (ATT) was assessed for 1 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficient and 16 control subjects during two sets of three active trials (maximal isometric quadriceps contractions) and three passive trials (240 N load) conducted over four consecutive days. In Part II, peak ATT was recorded for 12 chronic ACL deficient subjects during one set of five active and five passive trials within one day. Results were analysed using mixed repeated measures ANOVA designs with intraclass reliability coefficients (ICC) calculated from the ANOVA results. There were no significant differences in the mean peak ATT results among the four tests days or between the two test sets conducted within a day, with ICC ranging from R1 = 0.939 to 0.980. It was concluded peak ATT measurements obtained using the DCT were reproducible from day-to-day and set-to-set. A significant main effect of trial was found on both active (F((2,32)) = 13.93; p < 0.001) and passive (F((2,32)) = 57.21; p < 0.001) peak ATT results. It was therefore recommended a full pretrial should be conducted before knee laxity assessment using the DCT to ensure reproducible results.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Steele, J. R., Roger, G. J., & Milburn, P. D. (1998). Reproducibility of knee laxity assessment results using the Dynamic Cruciate Tester. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 1(4), 245-259. doi:10.1016/S1440-2440(09)60008-6

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0032467815

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 245

End Page


  • 259

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • The purpose of the study was to examine reproducibility of knee laxity measurements obtained using the Dynamic Cruciate Tester (DCT) from day-to- day, set-to-set, and trial-to-trial. In Part I, peak anterior tibial translation (ATT) was assessed for 1 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficient and 16 control subjects during two sets of three active trials (maximal isometric quadriceps contractions) and three passive trials (240 N load) conducted over four consecutive days. In Part II, peak ATT was recorded for 12 chronic ACL deficient subjects during one set of five active and five passive trials within one day. Results were analysed using mixed repeated measures ANOVA designs with intraclass reliability coefficients (ICC) calculated from the ANOVA results. There were no significant differences in the mean peak ATT results among the four tests days or between the two test sets conducted within a day, with ICC ranging from R1 = 0.939 to 0.980. It was concluded peak ATT measurements obtained using the DCT were reproducible from day-to-day and set-to-set. A significant main effect of trial was found on both active (F((2,32)) = 13.93; p < 0.001) and passive (F((2,32)) = 57.21; p < 0.001) peak ATT results. It was therefore recommended a full pretrial should be conducted before knee laxity assessment using the DCT to ensure reproducible results.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Steele, J. R., Roger, G. J., & Milburn, P. D. (1998). Reproducibility of knee laxity assessment results using the Dynamic Cruciate Tester. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 1(4), 245-259. doi:10.1016/S1440-2440(09)60008-6

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0032467815

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 245

End Page


  • 259

Volume


  • 1

Issue


  • 4