Motion Analysis in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient and Reconstructed Knees

Evangelos Pappas, Sofia A. Xergia, Franceska Zampeli, Stavros Ristanis, Constantina Moraiti, Anastasios Georgoulis, Nicholas Stergiou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The objective measurement of knee motion during functional activities with 3D motion analysis has provided great insights into the restoration of knee biomechanics after ACL reconstructions and any remaining deficits. Several studies have documented that ACL reconstruction reduces but does not restore excessive internal knee rotation. This finding may provide a biomechanical rationale for the increased rate of knee osteoarthritis among athletes who had an ACL tear. More recent, anatomic ACL reconstruction techniques may ameliorate this problem and lead to better long-term outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Subtitle of host publicationReconstruction and Basic Science: Second Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780323497398
ISBN (Print)9780323389624
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018



  • Biomechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Kinetics
  • Knee rotation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Pappas, E., Xergia, S. A., Zampeli, F., Ristanis, S., Moraiti, C., Georgoulis, A., & Stergiou, N. (2018). Motion Analysis in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient and Reconstructed Knees. In The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science: Second Edition (pp. 558-564.e2). Elsevier.