IKDC classification provided reliability, medium correlation with arthroscopic findings

  • July 30, 2014

Use of the IKDC classification assessed with 45° posteroanterior flexion weight-bearing radiographs had the most favorable combination of reliability and correlation with arthroscopic findings among patients who underwent ACL reconstruction.

In a prospective, longitudinal, multicenter cohort study, researchers followed 632 patients who underwent radiographic evaluation of the knee through an anteroposterior weight-bearing radiograph, a posteroanterior weight-bearing radiograph made with the knee in 45° of flexion or both, and arthroscopic evaluation of the articular surfaces after ACL reconstruction.

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