Knee pain clinical assessment with KneeKG™
KneeKG™ commercialized by Emovi Inc is a regulatory cleared* knee pain clinical assessment tool used to conduct a Knee Kinesiography. This technology evaluates knee functional deficiencies linked to patients’ current symptoms or orthopaedic disease progression.
Obtaining a functional knee assessment is key to understanding the root cause of a patient’s symptoms.
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.
The KneeKG™ evaluates knee function by identifying biomechanical markers associated with pain, injury, and the risk for future orthopaedic impairments.
These markers are derived from the 3 dimensional (3D) kinematics of the knee and include flexion/extension, varus/valgus, internal/external tibial rotation.
The KneeKG™ 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 from the KneeKG™ assessment.
Use of the KneeKG™ as part of a patient’s clinical care, produced statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements that are superior to standard of care3
KneeKG™ clinical trials have demonstrated outcomes of :
- Reduce pain
- Improve function
- Increase patient satisfaction (84%)4
- Enhance adherence to treatment (88% after 3 months)3
- Reduce biomechanical markers that are risk factors for osteoarthritis progression (varus-thrust)2
Represents a revolutionary clinical assessment platform
The KneeKG™ can play an integral role in the management of knee 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
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 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 osteo-arthritis, 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.
- 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
Founding Clinical Committee
Emovi is proud to present the four (4) founding members of its clinical comity, they have participated in numerous clinical studies demonstrating the value of the KneeKG™ system.