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Assessment of Static Steadiness and Dynamic Stability at Various Stages of Healing of a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament Tear: A Case Report

School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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Received: 26 September 2019 / Revised: 30 March 2021 / Accepted: 31 March 2021 / Published: 7 April 2021
Injuries to ligaments of the knee are extremely common among athletes who participate in high-risk sports or any sport that requires frequent cutting motions, jumping, or contact. In order to determine the best way to heal these injuries, it is important to understand not just the pathology of the injury but also the biomechanical factors that are affected, including stability and steadiness. While many studies have been conducted to examine the stability of healthy knees, there is little to no existing literature on stability of knees afflicted by injury. In order to surpass this obstacle, static steadiness and dynamic stability data were collected using the Lockhart Monitor phone application and Xsens accelerometers, respectively, both before and after completion of a course of physical therapy in a subject with a grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear. These results were then used to determine the degree to which the prescribed physical therapy protocol was effective in healing the MCL, which can be useful for adjusting the individual protocol for future conservative treatment and management of the injury. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomechanics; dynamic stability; inertial measurement unit; medial collateral ligament; static stability biomechanics; dynamic stability; inertial measurement unit; medial collateral ligament; static stability
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Glattke, K.; Smith, M.; Tsuchiya, T.; Wells, J.; Lockhart, T. Assessment of Static Steadiness and Dynamic Stability at Various Stages of Healing of a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament Tear: A Case Report. Sci 2021, 3, 21. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sci3020021

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Glattke K, Smith M, Tsuchiya T, Wells J, Lockhart T. Assessment of Static Steadiness and Dynamic Stability at Various Stages of Healing of a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament Tear: A Case Report. Sci. 2021; 3(2):21. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sci3020021

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Glattke, Kaycee, Michael Smith, Toshiki Tsuchiya, Jakob Wells, and Thurmon Lockhart. 2021. "Assessment of Static Steadiness and Dynamic Stability at Various Stages of Healing of a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament Tear: A Case Report" Sci 3, no. 2: 21. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sci3020021

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