Evaluation of a Simulated Pivot Shift Test
Double-bundle anterior cruciate reconstructions have led to an increased interest in quantifying anterolateral rotatory stability. The application of combined internal rotation and valgus torques to the knee can more nearly recreate the anterolateral subluxation that occurs in the pivot shift test in vitro compared to coupled internal rotation torque and anterior tibial loads.
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Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD
has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional and intercollegiate athletes, and has returned numerous athletes back to full participation after surgeries. Recognized globally for his outstanding and efficient surgical skills and dedication to sports medicine, he has received many research awards, including the OREF Clinic Research Award considered by many a Nobel Prize in orthopedics. Dr. LaPrade is one of the most published investigators
in his field, and many of the surgeries that he has developed are now performed worldwide and recognized as the “gold standard” for the treatment of complex knee injuries.