Rotatory Knee Instability

An Evidence Based Approach

  • Volker Musahl
  • Jón Karlsson
  • Ryosuke Kuroda
  • Stefano Zaffagnini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Amir Ata Rahnemai-Azar, Masahito Yoshida, Volker Musahl, Richard Debski
      Pages 3-14
    3. Daniel Guenther, Sebastián Irarrázaval, Chad Griffith, Volker Musahl, Richard Debski
      Pages 15-25
    4. Hideyuki Koga, Takeshi Muneta, Roald Bahr, Lars Engebretsen, Tron Krosshaug
      Pages 27-36
    5. Yuichiro Nishizawa, Scott Tashman
      Pages 37-48
    6. Hélder Pereira, Sérgio Gomes, José Carlos Vasconcelos, Laura Soares, Rogério Pereira, Joaquim Miguel Oliveira et al.
      Pages 49-61
    7. Amir Ata Rahnemai-Azar, Justin W. Arner, Jan-Hendrik Naendrup, Volker Musahl
      Pages 63-72
  3. Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Michael T. Hirschmann, Werner Müller
      Pages 75-86
    3. Sébastien Lustig, Timothy Lording, Dan Washer, Olivier Reynaud, Philippe Neyret
      Pages 87-94
    4. Eric J. Kropf, Jared W. Colón, Joseph S. Torg
      Pages 95-102
    5. Ryan M. Degen, Thomas L. Wickiewicz, Russell F. Warren, Andrew D. Pearle, Anil S. Ranawat
      Pages 103-113
    6. Najeeb Khan, Eric Dockter, Donald Fithian, Ronald Navarro, William Luetzow
      Pages 115-129
    7. Allen F. Anderson, James J. Irrgang, Christian N. Anderson
      Pages 131-146
  4. Rotatory Knee Laxity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Caroline Mouton, Daniel Theisen, Romain Seil
      Pages 149-163
    3. Panagiotis G. Ntagiopoulos, David H. Dejour
      Pages 165-174
    4. Jakob van Oldenrijk, Romain Seil, William Jackson, David Dejour
      Pages 175-189
    5. Bujar Shabani, Dafina Bytyqi, Laurence Cheze, Philippe Neyret, Sébastien Lustig
      Pages 191-198
    6. Thomas P. Branch, Shaun K. Stinton, Jon E. Browne, Timothy D. Lording, Nathan K. deJarnette, William C. Hutton
      Pages 199-220
  5. The Pivot Shift

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Breck Lord, Andrew A. Amis
      Pages 223-234
    3. Marie-Claude Leblanc, Devin C. Peterson, Olufemi R. Ayeni
      Pages 235-243
    4. Stefano Zaffagnini, Cecilia Signorelli, Francisco Urrizola, Alberto Grassi, Federico Raggi, Tommaso Roberti di Sarsina et al.
      Pages 245-254
    5. Jelle P. van der List, Andrew D. Pearle
      Pages 255-268
    6. Ryosuke Kuroda, Yuichi Hoshino, Takehiko Matsushita, Kouki Nagamune, Masahiro Kurosaka
      Pages 269-276
    7. Nicola Lopomo, Stefano Zaffagnini
      Pages 277-287
    8. Paulo H. Araujo, Bruno Ohashi, Maurício Kfuri Jr
      Pages 289-297
    9. Per Henrik Borgstrom, Edward Cheung, Keith L. Markolf, David R. McAllister, William J. Kaiser, Frank A. Petrigliano
      Pages 299-307
  6. Surgery for Rotatory Knee Instability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Vehniah K. Tjong, Daniel B. Whelan
      Pages 311-318
    3. Champ L. Baker III, Champ L. Baker Jr.
      Pages 319-329
    4. Stefano Zaffagnini, Tommaso Roberti Di Sarsina, Alberto Grassi, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Federico Raggi, Tommaso Bonanzinga et al.
      Pages 331-340
    5. Benjamin V. Herman, Timothy D. Lording, Alan Getgood
      Pages 341-352
    6. Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Benjamin Freychet, Nicolas Jan, François-Xavier Gunepin, Romain Seil, Mathieu Thaunat
      Pages 353-364
    7. Sebastián Irarrázaval, Jonathan N. Watson, Marcio Albers, Daniel Guenther, Freddie H. Fu
      Pages 365-377
    8. Guan-yang Song, Yue Li, Hua Feng
      Pages 379-393
  7. Functional Rehabilitation and Return to Sport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Rick Joreitz, Andrew Lynch, Christopher Harner, Freddie H. Fu, James J. Irrgang
      Pages 397-411
    3. Kate E. Webster, Julian A. Feller, Timothy S. Whitehead
      Pages 413-426
    4. Kirk McCullough, Evan Stout, Kurt Spindler
      Pages 427-432
  8. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Amy J. H. Arundale, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
      Pages 441-451
    3. James Robinson, Philippe Colombet
      Pages 453-464
    4. Alexander E. Weber, Bernard R. Bach Jr, Asheesh Bedi
      Pages 465-472
    5. Ravi K. Grandhi, Dai Sugimoto, Mike Posthumus, Daniel Schneider, Gregory D. Myer
      Pages 473-490
    6. Kaitlyn L. Yin, Robert G. Marx
      Pages 491-496
    7. Stefano Zaffagnini, Tom Chao, Richard Joreitz, Nicola Lopomo, Cecilia Signorelli, Volker Musahl
      Pages 497-512

About this book


This book is designed to equip the reader with the knowledge and tools required for provision of individualized ACL treatment based on the best available evidence. All major aspects of the assessment of rotatory knee instability are addressed in depth. A historical overview of arthrometers, both invasive and non-invasive, is provided, and newly developed devices for the measurement of rotatory knee laxity are considered. Recent advances with respect to the pivot shift test are explained and evidence offered to support a standardized pivot shift test and non-invasive quantification of the pivot shift. Specific surgical techniques for rotatory laxity are described, with presentation of the experience from several world-renowned centers. In addition, functional rehabilitation and “return to play” are discussed. In keeping with the emphasis on an individualized approach, the book highlights individualization of surgical reconstruction techniques in accordance with the specific injury pattern and grade of rotatory knee laxity as well as the use of individualized rehabilitation techniques. Numerous high-quality images illustrate key points and clear take-home messages are provided.


Knee laxity Pivot shift Knee rotation ACL injury Functional rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Volker Musahl
    • 1
  • Jón Karlsson
    • 2
  • Ryosuke Kuroda
    • 3
  • Stefano Zaffagnini
    • 4
  1. 1.UPMC Center for Sports MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Sahlgrenska AcademyUniversity of GothenburgMölndalSweden
  3. 3.Orthopaedic SurgeryKobe University School of MedicineKobeJapan
  4. 4.Istituto Ortopedico RizzoliUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32069-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32070-0
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