Free online Tegner Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale calculator

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Tegner Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale calculator

About the score:

Originally published in 1982 in The American Journal of Sports Medicine and later modified in 1985 in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, the Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale was designed to be used for evaluating outcomes of knee ligament surgery, particularly for symptoms related to instability.

The Lyshom Knee Scoring Scale is a patient-reported instrument that consists of subscales for pain, instability, locking, swelling, limp, stair climbing, squatting, and the need for support. Scores range from 0 (worse disability) to 100 (less disability).

Original Literature:

Lysholm, Jack, and Jan Gillquist. “Evaluation of knee ligament surgery results with special emphasis on use of a scoring scale.” The American journal of sports medicine 10.3 (1982): 150-154.

Tegner, Yelverton, and Jack Lysholm. “Rating systems in the evaluation of knee ligament injuries.” Clinical orthopaedics and related research 198 (1985): 43-49.

Validation Literature:

Briggs, Karen K., et al. “The reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Lysholm score and Tegner activity scale for anterior cruciate ligament injuries of the knee: 25 years later.” The American journal of sports medicine 37.5 (2009): 890-897.

Additional Literature:

Collins, Natalie J., et al. “Measures of knee function: International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) Subjective Knee Evaluation Form, Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score Physical Function Short Form (KOOS‐PS), Knee Outcome Survey Activities of Daily Living Scale (KOS‐ADL), Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale, Oxford Knee Score (OKS), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Activity Rating Scale (ARS), and Tegner Activity Score (TAS).” Arthritis care & research63.S11 (2011).

About the score developer:

Dr. Jack Lysholm is a professor emeritus at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umea University.

To view his publications, please visit PubMed.