Why Use KneeKG™ System for Knee Pain Assessment?
Do you want to continually improve patient care, client satisfaction, the efficiency of the continuum of care, and grow your practice? Find out about knee pain assessment with the KneeKG™ system.
A Knee Kinesiography with KneeKG™ is a brief in-clinic exam that accurately and objectively assesses complete movement of the knee while the patient is weight-bearing, walking on a conventional treadmill. KneeKG™ is to the knee what the electrocardiogram (EKG) is to the heart – demonstrating exactly how the knee joint is functioning.
The computerized KneeKG™ assessment provides data about dynamic alignment and other mechanical deficits impacting the proper function of the afflicted knee. The exam provides insight into the causes of knee pain and symptoms in patients presenting with many forms of knee instabilities and problems. The data (biomechanical markers) isderived from the raw KneeKG™ measurements, which are the 3D kinematics of the knee. It includes flexion/extension, varus/valgus, and internal/external tibial rotation.
The increased understanding of the underlying knee issues have been proven to increase patient adherence and compliance in their care management plans. Additionally, by enabling a more efficient, personalized approach, it has led to patients’ reporting outcomes of reduced pain and increased function1.
How can the KneeKG™ System benefit me?
- Grow your practice by extending your current services
- Introduce a new reliable way to assess knee misalignment
- Become an expert in knee assessment with a new proven approach
Here is a short testimonial from a satisfied clinician, Andrew Vertson, PT, DPT, ATC and owner at Intecore PT
” I think as a clinician, I have a pretty good eye for deficits in the knee and with gait analysis. The KneeKG brings that to a whole other level. It allows me as a clinician to see things that the naked eye cannot see, which will allow me to better treat the patients, give them a good quality care program, and prevent knee injury in the futur.”
– Andrew Vertson, PT, DPT, ATC
Address the causes of knee pain with the right information!
- Knee pain is correlated to mechanical deficits
- There is no or poor correlation between pain & X-ray
Knee Kinesiography with the KneeKG™ system, is a reliable way to:
- Understand what is happening with the patient’s knee in order to better identify causes of symptoms
- Help patients play an active role in management of their problem – providing visual aids to increase the understanding of their knee function and deficits.
KneeKG™ is indicated for appropriate assessment of the 3D knee motion for patients who have impaired movement functions of an orthopaedic cause. It is intended to provide information used in physical evaluation and treatment planning purposes.
Knee Kinesiography with the KneeKG™ is to the knee what the electrocardiogram (EKG) is to the heart
- The KneeKG™ assessment can be offered in any clinical setting (Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy or Rehab Clinics; Hospitals (Orthopaedic or Physical Therapy department)
- Knee Kinesiography is done by a healthcare professional using the KneeKG™ system who has been trained by Emovi
How is knee pain assessment conducted with the KneeKG™ system
The knee attachment system “exoskeleton”, designed to eliminate movement artifact of the skin and muscles, is placed on the patient’s lower limb.
Using an optical system, 3D knee kinematics data are captured during walking on a conventional treadmill, at a self-determined comfortable speed, in a dynamic, weight-bearing context. Data is captured in all 3 planes of movement.
Key advantages of the system:
- Immediate report capabilities
- Visual aid for the patient
- Access to an independant exercise module to design personalized programs addressing biomechanical deficits
X-rays and MRIs can inform clinicians about the structure of the joint; however, a patient’s pain is correlated with dynamic movement patterns, not static imaging1.
Obtaining a functional knee assessment is key to understand the root causes of a patient’s symptoms.
The KneeKG™ evaluates knee function by identifying biomechanical markers associated with pain, injury, and risk for future orthopaedic impairments.
These markers are specifically identified from the 3D kinematics of the knee and include flexion/extension, varus/valgus, internal/external tibial rotation.
The KneeKGTM is to the knee what the EKG (electrocardiogram) is to the heart.
It provides objective information about knee joint function, and does not rely on a subjective interpretation of movement patterns. It allows the clinician to develop a patient-specific treatment plan to address the deficits identified during the KneeKGTM examination.
Use of the KneeKG™ as part of clinical care produces statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements that are superior to standard of care3.
Clinical trials have shown:
- Reduced pain
- Improved function
- Increased patient satisfaction (84%)4
- Enhanced adherence to treatment (88% after 3 months)3
- Reduced biomechanical markers that are risk factors for osteoarthritis progression (varus-thrust)2
The KneeKG™ can play an integral role in the management of pain due to orthopedic conditions, including osteoarthritis, anterior knee pain, ligament injuries and others.
Proven treatment results have been demonstrated when incorporating the KneeKG™ as part of the clinical care pathway:
Treatment results for knee pain
Decreased knee pain3
Less pain medication5
Delayed the need for arthroplasty surgery5
Better adherence to treatment plan3
How does the KneeKG™ improve my practice?
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Save time for diagnosis
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- Hannan MT, Felson DT, Pincus T, Analysis of the discordance between radiographic changes and knee pain in osteoarthritis of the knee. The Journal of Rheumatology, 31 May 2000, 27(6):1513-1517.
- Cagnin, A. and al. (2019). Impact of a personalized home exercise program for knee osteoarthritis patients on 3d kinematics: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2019-04-01, Volume 27, Pages S34-S35.
- Cagnin, A., Choinière, M., Bureau, N. J., Durand, M., Mezghani, N., Gaudreault, N., & Hagemeister, N. (2019). A multi-arm cluster randomized clinical trial of the use of Knee Kinesiography in the management of osteoarthritis patients in a primary care setting. Postgraduate Medicine, 5, 1–11.
- Cagnin, A., et al. (2019). Effective conservative care targeting mechanical markers as risk factors for knee osteoarthritis progression: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage/OARSI, Osteoarthritis Research Society, 27(S1), S485-S486.
- Therrien, M., and al. (2016). Real-world clinical result from a multimodal management program for knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage/OARSI, Osteoarthritis Research Society, 24(Supp 1), S431, presented at the OARSI conference 2016 after peer review by OARSI Scientific Committee Results demonstrates: Decrease % of patient reporting regular NSAID intake (≥2 times/day) from 60% to 30% and regular analgesic intake (≥3 times/day) from 71% to 47 %.
• Decrease absenteeism (initially 12 patients reported a mean of 20 work days missed vs a mean of 9 work days missed by 10 patients at follow up)
• 7/11 surgical patients postponed their surgery
Knee Kinesiography with KneeKG™
A Knee Kinesiography with KneeKG™, is a brief in-clinic exam that accurately and objectively assesses movement of the knee while the patient walks on a conventional treadmill. KneeKG™ is to the knee what the electrocardiogram (EKG) is to the heart – demonstrating exactly how the joint is functioning.
The computerized assessment provides data about dynamic alignment and other mechanical deficits to help understand the patient’s knee pain and symptoms. The exam provides insight to the causes of knee symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis, ligament injuries, anterior knee pain and other knee problems, including residual pain after joint surgery.
Use of the KneeKG™ has been proven to increase patient adherence and compliance with a prescribed treatment plan, and has improved patient and provider satisfaction with medical care. Additionally, by enabling a more efficient, personalized approach, it has led to patients’ reporting reduced pain and increased function3.
Knee Kinesiography can also be used with athletes to better understand mechanical deficits that can impact athletic performance level and allow the healthcare professional to develop appropriate exercise programs to minimize the risk for potential injuries.
Clinicians encounter many challenges that limit their ability to provide the best possible care to patients suffering from knee pain.
Learn how a Knee Kinesiography with KneeKG™ is empowering care providers to overcome these challenges.
What physicians say about
Dr. Robert Pontbriand, MD
Centre de médecine sportive de Laval (Qc, Canada)
Dr. Pierre Ranger, MD
Head of the Department of Orthopedics, Jean-Talon Hospital
Professor, program for residents of the Sacré-Coeur Hospital of Montreal (Qc, Canada)
Dr. Robert A. Stanton, MD
Chairman, Orthopaedic Specialty Group,
P.C./Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr Thomas M. DeBerardino, M.D.
Orthopaedic surgeon, Sports Medicine The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group.
What people say about
I have no more pain during daily living activities. Going up and down stairs is not a limitation anymore! I’m able to resume dancing, cardiovascular exercises and circuit training, including squatting and lunging exercises, without any limitation due to pain. Only occasional knee discomfort following …
With the results of the Knee Kinesiography, I integrated the recommended specific therapeutic plan to my training program, » said Duvernay-Tardif. « It has been 100% effective and I’m back on the field without knee pain! Two months before the Super Bowl I was at the peak of my performance.
It’s an extraordinary device for anyone experiencing knee pain. KneeKG™ provided my doctor and physiotherapist pertinent information so they could personalize a treatment plan with effective exercises and a correction to my orthotics. My knee pain went from 10/10 to 0-ZERO!. I am now back to my acti…
I returned to a high level of physical activity without impact and I have no more pain during daily living activities. An occasional knee discomfort following pivoting and running. My life is going back to normal, finally.
Address knee pain with the KneeKG™ system in your clinic
Go beyond management of the symptoms! The right diagnosis with the right information!
Give yourself the means to objectively and accurately diagnose the causes of knee pain in your patients’ in order to personalize their care. Treat yourself to the latest technology in knee examination and equip your clinic with the KneeKG™ system.
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