Proprioception in the cruciate deficient knee

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1992 Mar;74(2):247-50. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.74B2.1544962.


Proprioception was measured in the knees of 20 subjects with instability of the anterior cruciate ligament and compared with 17 age-matched control subjects. There was diminished position sense and threshold for movement detection in the injured patients compared with the control group. The proprioceptive deficit recorded from the injured knee showed a significant correlation with the hamstring/quadriceps power ratio recorded from the injured leg.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament / physiology*
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / physiopathology
  • Knee Joint / physiology*
  • Male
  • Movement / physiology
  • Muscles / physiology
  • Proprioception / physiology*
  • Rupture
  • Time Factors