Korean J Sports Med.  2011 Jun;29(1):58-63. 10.5763/kjsm.2011.29.1.58.

The Evaluation of Proprioceptive Function and Effectiveness of Joint Position Sense Test after Meniscal Allograft Transplantation

  • 1Sports Medical Center, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. boram107@hanmail.net


To evaluate the effects on the restoration of proprioception, we compared joint position sense (JPS) after meniscal allograft transplantation. Nine patients who underwent meniscal allograft transplantation between March 2008 and January 2010 were evaluated at preoperation and 6 months post-operation. International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective score and Lysholm score were evaluated. The peak torque of the isokinetic flexor and extensor strength test was performed using Biodex system III. Passive JPS was assessed to evaluate proprioceptive function. In the results, IKDC subjective score and Lysholm score were improved (p=0.05). The flexor and extensor power decreased, however there was no statistically significant difference. In the assessment of JPS, there was improvement from 6.56degrees and 4.11degrees to 4.89degrees and 1.89degrees, however, this was not statistically significant. Although, proprioception was improved in JPS at 6 months after meniscus transplantation, it did not show statistic significance. Therefore, future studies using combined methods will be needed to evaluate proprioceptive function after meniscal allograft transplantation.


Menisci; Meniscal allograft transplantation; Proproception; Knee joint position sense
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