The KT2000 is an instrument used for objectively anterior translation of the tibia in patients with anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency or after ACL reconstruction.

Page updated January 2024 by Dr Sheila Strover (Clinical Editor)

KT2000 arthrometer being used in a child

 

KT2000 arthrometer being used in a child (permission Prof Adrian Wilson). The KT1000 is also popular.

 

Anterior translation

Anterior translation is the forwards movement of the tibia when the knee is supported at a 90 degree angle and the cupped hands of the examiner pull the tibia forwards.

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Arthrometers and objective measurement

The KT2000 instrument is an arthrometer, which simply means a 'joint measurer'. Its value is in providing an objective measurement of the laxity of the anterior cruciate ligament independent of the examiner.

 

Peer-reviewed papers

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Synonyms: 
KT1000
arthrometer
arthrometry
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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