The Score of Lysholm and Gillquist for Evaluating Athletes After Knee Ligament Surgery Overview: Lysholm and

Gillquist developed a scoring scale for evaluating athletes after knee ligament surgery. Instability and "giving way" during activity limit athletic performance and are emphasized. The authors are from Linkoping Sweden. Parameters (total 100 points): (1) limp (5 points) (2) support (5 points) (3) stair climbing (10 points) (4) squatting (5 points) (5A) walking running and jumping – instability (30 points) (5B) walking running and jumping – pain (30 points) (5C) walking running and jumping – swelling (10 points) (6) atrophy of thigh (5 points Parameter limp Finding none slight periodical severe and constant support full support requires stick or crutch weight bearing impossible stairclimbing no problems slightly impaired one step at a time unable squatting no problems slightly impaired not past 90 degrees unable Points 5 3 3 0 5 3 0 10 6 2 0 5 4 2 0

instability never giving way rarely during athletic or other severe exertion frequently during athletic or other severe exertion unable to participate because of instability occasionally in daily activities often in daily activities with every step 30 25 20 20 10 5 0 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 10 7 5 2 0 5 3 0 walking – pain none inconstant and slight during severe exercise marked on giving way marked during severe exertion marked on or after walking more than 2 kilometers marked after walking less than 2 kilometers constant and severe walking – swelling none with giving way on severe exertion on ordinary exertion constant atrophy of thigh none 1 – 2 cm > 2 cm score = SUM(points for all of the parameters) Interpretation: • minimum score: 0 • maximum score: 100 • The higher the score the better the function.walking . .

. Evaluation of knee ligament surgery results with special emphasis on use of a scoring scale.Score 98 .100 93 – 97 82 – 92 66 – 81 <= 65 based on data in Figure 2 page 152 References: Outcome excellent good to excellent fair to good fair poor Lysholm J Gillquist J. 1982. 10: 150-154. Am J Sports Med.