Go beyond management of symptoms
Address causes of knee pain with
the right information!
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.
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.
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.
Dynamic alignment and other mechanical deficits can help better understand the cause of knee pain?
A KneeKG™ System assessment can be used to address patients with:
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 shown1-4 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.
As a surgeon, the information given by KneeKGTM allows me to better understand residual functional problems post-ACL reconstruction. We can have a better plan of action rather than the usual guess work. Bringing back young athletes to their level of performance is my goal and the more objective information we have, the better it is.
Dr. Guy Grimard, orthopaedic surgeon, Canada
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.
Patient reports no more pain and return to adequate level of physical activity and longer walks. Patient also reports no pain getting in/out of the car. Patient addressed mechanical markers increasing stresses on the medial compartment of the right knee.
Dr. David J. Covall, orthopaedic surgeon, GA, USA
Dr. Serge Goulet,
Family physician at the Charles-Lemoyne University Family Medicine Group (U-FMG) of the CISSS Montérégie-Centre and associate professor at the University of Sherbrooke. Dr. Goulet specializes in ultrasound and musculoskeletal medicine. He is also editor of Le Médecin du Québec, the official journal of the Federation of Quebec General Practitioners.
LAURENT DUVERNAY-TARDIF -
#76 Offensive Football Guard for the Kansas City Chiefs
2020 Super Bowl Champion
Graduate in medicine (McGill University)
BRUNY SURIN - 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist
4x100m // Winner of 5 Medals at World Athletics Championships
patient satisfaction when the KneeKG™ System is used across the continuum of care1
pain reduction after 6 months by addressing mechanical deficits identified with the KneeKG™ System
treatment adherence after 3 months1
people experience knee pain during their life
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.