One in five people experience knee problems and pain due to an injury or pathology such as osteoarthritis, patellofemoral syndrome, ACL rupture or meniscal tear.

Knee pain occurs when it is in motion.

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Knee Kinesiography

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Observation of gait patterns often miss minor issues that can have a big impact on your lifestyle.

 

Knee Kinesiography enables our practitioners to gain an understanding of the joint mechanics of a knee pathology or injury, develop a person specific tailored
treatment plan to address the problem and assist with functional recovery and return to normal activity.

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KneeKG accurately and objectively assesses complete movement of the knee to help healthcare professionals understand pain and symptoms - much like a electrocardiogram (E.C.G.) does for the heart.

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KneeKG accurately and objectively assesses complete movement of the knee to help healthcare professionals understand pain and symptoms - much like a electrocardiogram (E.C.G.) does for the heart.

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1. X-rays and MRIs can inform clinicians about the structure of the joint; however, a patient’s pain is correlated with dynamic movement patterns, not static imaging. Hanna et al 1

Obtaining a functional knee assessment is key to understand the root cause of a patient’s symptoms.

2. The KneeKG evaluates knee function by identifying biomechanical markers associated with pain, injury, and risk for future orthopaedic impairments.

These markers are extracted from the 3D kinematics of the knee and include flexion/extension, varus/valgus, internal/external tibial rotation.

 

 

3. The KneeKG is to the knee, what the EKG(ECG) is to the heart.

It provides objective information about knee joint function and does not rely on a subjective interpretation of movement patterns. It allows the clinician to develop a patient-specific treatment plan to address the deficits identified during the examination.

 

 

4. Use of the KneeKG as part of clinical care produces statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements that are superior to standard of care.

Clinical trials have shown:

  • Reduce pain

  • Improve function

  • Increase patient satisfaction (84%) Therrien et al 4

  • Enhance adherence to treatment (88% after 3 mths) Cagnin et al 3

  • Reduce biomechanical markers that are risk factors for osteoarthritis progression (varus-thrust) Cagnin et al 2

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References
  1. Hannan MT, Felson DT, Pincus T, Analysis of the discordance between radiographic changes and knee pain in osteoarthritis of the knee. The Journal of Rheumatology, 31 May 2000, 27(6):1513-1517.

  2. Cagnin, A. and al. (2019). Impact of a personalized home exercise program for knee osteoarthritis patients on 3d kinematics: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2019-04-01, Volume 27, Pages S34-S35.

  3. Cagnin, A., Choinière, M., Bureau, N. J., Durand, M., Mezghani, N., Gaudreault, N., & Hagemeister, N. (2019). A multi-arm cluster randomized clinical trial of the use of knee kinesiography in the management of osteoarthritis patients in a primary care setting. Postgraduate Medicine, 5, 1–11.

  4. Cagnin, A., et al. (2019). Effective conservative care targeting mechan ical markers as risk factors for knee osteoarthritis progression: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage/OARSI, Osteoarthritis Research Society, 27(S1), S485-S486.

  5. Therrien, M., and al. (2016). Real-world clinical result from a multimodal management program for knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage/OARSI, Osteoarthritis Research Society, 24(Supp 1), S431, presented at the OARSI conference 2016 after peer review by OARSI Scientific Committee

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