The Lysholm scoring system was originally developed to give a score to patients with knee ligament injuries.


100-point scoring system

Eight questions are each scored, and the scores and may range from 0-100. Higher total scores indicate a better outcome.


Common Scoring Systems

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



Patient-reported outcome measures for the knee. Wang D, Jones MH, Khair MM and Miniaci A. J Knee Surg. 2010 Sep;23(3):137-51.

Evaluation of knee ligament surgery results with special emphasis on use of a scoring scale. Lysholm J and Gillquist J. Am J Sports Med. 1982 May-Jun;10(3):150-4.

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