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Knee Function after ACL Injury - genetic predisposition, clinical and laboratory assessment and long term consequences.

Rupture of the anterior cruciate (ACL) ligament in the knee is common, most often in young people performing sport. The injury results in instability, weakness and pain/osteoarthritis. Treatment is physiotherapy with or without surgery, but it is still not known what is best in the short or long term.

Kinematic recording of a one-leg-hop transformed to a biomechanical model of a skeleton The project is a follow up of more than hundred persons who suffered an ACL 17-23 years ago, of whom half had surgery. The persons are examined clinically, with x-rays, by interviews and they perform physical functional tests in a movement laboratory. The results are analyzed with regard to treatment and development of osteoarthritis. We also develop new measures of knee function and investigate genetical predisposition for ACL injury and osteoarthritis.

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Title of Project

Knee Function after ACL Injury – genetic predisposition, clinical and laboratory assessment and long term consequences in relation to treatment, development of ostheoarthritis and quality of life.

Project Period

01/01/2010 - 12/31/2017

Subject areas

Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy

Head of research

Charlotte Häger, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation


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