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

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
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32069-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32070-0
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