An investigation to examine the inter-tester and intra-tester reliability and sensitivity of the Rolimeter® knee tester

Hatcher, JO ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6986-5449, Hatcher, A, Arbuthnot, J and McNicholas, M 2005, 'An investigation to examine the inter-tester and intra-tester reliability and sensitivity of the Rolimeter® knee tester' , Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 23 (6) , pp. 1399-1403.

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Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Rolimeter® knee tester (Aircast®, Europe) as reliable and clinically sensitive tool for identifying and quantifying knee joint laxity utilising a sample of both known ACLD and normal knees. Methods Thirty matched subjects (15 known ACLD and 15 normal subjects) were tested for knee joint laxity using the Rolimeter®. Each subject was measured at both 90° and 30° of knee flexion, by each of the six investigators. This was then repeated again by all six investigators so that inter-tester and intra-tester reliability could be examined. Results Results showed that there was good reliability between testers, and intra-tester reliability was good for both left and right knees in both 90° and 30° of flexion. Results also demonstrated a high level of sensitivity for determining knee joint laxity in ACLD compared to normal knees. Conclusion The Rolimeter® knee tester is a reliable device for quantifying knee joint laxity, and is sensitive enough to identify anterior cruciate ligament deficiency.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0736-0266
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Depositing User: JO Hatcher
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 15:02
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2020 09:10
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/57833

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