A scoring system to gauge how disabled one is from one's knee problem in terms of activity.


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Tegner Score

The Tegner activity scale was designed as a score of activity level to complement other functional scores (eg the Lysholm knee score) for patients with ligamentous injuries.

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Common Scoring Systems

Knee surgeons commonly use 'scoring systems' to monitor their patients before and after knee surgery.

This provides them with information for the individual patient record, but also allows comparison of results of any particular procedure with those of other surgeons around the world...

IKDC or KOOS? - online research by Dr Karen Hambly

This author has approached the KNEEguru bulletin board members and elicited their co-operation in evaluating two scoring systems widely used by orthopaedic surgeons and researchers.

Her objective was to ask the people who had had a cartilage repair procedure to rate how each element of the scoring systems related to their own personal symptoms and disabilities.

Fifty-eight bulletin board members gave up...