Dynamic knee stability after anterior cruciate ligament rupture

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2003 Oct;31(4):195-200. doi: 10.1097/00003677-200310000-00007.


A functional classification scheme has been devised to study knee stabilization strategies after anterior cruciate ligament rupture. A screening examination can determine which patients may be candidates for nonsurgical treatment (potential copers). A rehabilitation program that includes support surface perturbations can improve the potential coper's ability to stabilize the knee. Biomechanical, electromyographic, and clinical data support the classification scheme and perturbation training for improving dynamic knee stability.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries*
  • Athletic Injuries / classification*
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology
  • Athletic Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / classification*
  • Joint Instability / physiopathology
  • Joint Instability / rehabilitation
  • Knee Injuries / classification*
  • Knee Injuries / physiopathology
  • Knee Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Recovery of Function
  • Rupture
  • Sports Medicine / methods*
  • Trauma Severity Indices
  • Treatment Outcome