Researchers at University of California, Davis have developed a device that has a potential to detect ACL changes that may be predictive for subsequent catastrophic injury.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a major knee ligament that is commonly injured in athletes and these injuries are a significant clinical issue. The ability to quantify ACL behavior quickly in vivo provides a means to explore a variety of theories regarding knee injury mechanisms and interventions to prevent ACL injury.
Researchers at UC Davis have developed a device that allows relatively rapid (within minutes) quantification of the anterior/posterior shear force displacement (F-D) of the human knee, which is an indicator of the F-D behavior of the ACL. This device has potential as a diagnostic tool to detect ACL changes that may be predictive for subsequent catastrophic injury and therefore could be useful for physicians.
|United States Of America||Issued Patent||10,327,694||06/25/2019||2012-230|
Additional Patent Pending