What is a Knee Kinesiography examination?

Address causes of knee pain with the right information!

Personalize the therapeutic approach specific to your patient. There is no or poor correlation between pain & X-ray. Knee Kinesiography with the KneeKG™ System offers a way to understand what is happening with the patient’s knee, in order to better identify causes of symptoms.

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Did you know…

The knee is the most complex joint in our body.

Knee Kinesiography with the KneeKG™ System, is a brief in-clinic exam that accurately assesses movement of the knee, while the patient is walking on a treadmill. This exam complements imaging exams such as X-rays and magnetic resonance (MRI) resonance which generate static images and information.

A Knee Kinesiography with KneeKG™ System is indicated for assessing 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 is to the knee what an electrocardiogram (EKG) is to the heart.

KneeKG™ System demonstrates exactly how the joint is functioning. The exam provides insight into the causes of the knee symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis, ligament injuries, anterior knee pain and other forms of knee problems, including residual pain after surgery.

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How is a Knee Kinesiography performed with the KneeKG™ System?

The knee attachment system “exoskeleton” of the KneeKG™ System, is designed to eliminate movement artifact of the skin and muscles. It is placed on the patient’s lower limb. Using an optical system, 3D knee kinematics are captured during walking on a conventional treadmill at a self-determined comfortable speed, in a dynamic, weight-bearing context. Data are captured in all 3 planes of movement.

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Knee Kinesiography with the KneeKG™ System, 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 a visual aids to increase understanding of their knee function and deficits. ​
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Knee Kinesiography is to the knee what the electrocardiogram is to the heart

  • Knee Kinesiography can be offered in any clinical setting (Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy or Rehab Clinics, Hospitals Orthopaedic or Physical Therapy department)
  • The test is done by a healthcare professional who has been trained by Emovi
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Did you know that…

Dynamic alignment and other mechanical deficits can help better understand the cause of knee pain?

  • Knee pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Ligaments, Meniscus
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
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Target Population

A KneeKG™ System assessment can be used to address patients with:

  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Ligaments, Meniscus
  • Sports injuries
  • Knee pain
  • 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.

Clinical Results in Knee Osteoarthritis

Studies have shown 1-4 that patients who received treatment recommendations based on findings from Knee Kinesiography with KneeKG™ System have:

  • Greater reduction in symptoms and pain
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved performance on functional tests
  • Expressed higher satisfaction levels (84% vs 57%)
  • Reduced pain medication intake
  • Delayed the need for total knee replacement

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 very long hikes.

Lily

Mar 23, 2021

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.

Paul

Mar 23, 2021

As an orthopaedic surgeon, our goal is to get the patient back to regular sports activities. The KneeKG™ gives us objective, reproductible, data-driven results on gait characteristics. Now we make a diagnosis based on observation. The KneeKG™ allows you to get objective data on which to base your decision.

Dr Thomas M. DeBardino MD, Sport Medicine Specialist

Mar 23, 2021

This could be revolutionary in allowing us to treat patients better, reduce cost and make much more happy patients who don’t need surgery anymore.

Dr Robert A. Stanton Md Specialist of Orthopaedic Surgery

Mar 23, 2021

LAURENT DUVERNAY-TARDIF
#76 Offensive Football Guard for the Kansas City Chiefs
2020 Super Bowl Champion – Graduate in medicine (McGill University)

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BRUNY SURIN
1996 Olympic Gold Medalist
4x100m // Winner of 5 Medals at World Athletics Championships

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84 %

patient satisfaction when the KneeKG™ System is used across the continuum of care1

42 %

pain reduction after 6 months by addressing mechanical deficits identified with the KneeKG™ System

88 %

treatment adherence after 3 months1

1 out of 5

people experience knee pain during their life

References:

  1. 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. (Impact of a treatment program addressing patient’s knee malalignment reported by the KneeKG™ system (Group 3 compared to Control Group; where such program included one (1) hour educational session and two (2) optional follow-ups).
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Lustig, S., et al. (2012). The KneeKG™ system: a review of the literature. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA, 20(4), 633–638.