Recently I spoke with the most experienced US user of our GNRB ACL robotic arthrometer. He has used the device for over a year now.
A few points based on my notes may interest clinicians considering prescribing or performing GNRB tests.
– Pre-surgical use for tear detection.
– Reliability and reproducibility are the big differences relative to the KT : “take out the human element.”
– One very active referring surgeon looks at measures 3 weeks post-op ; then 16 ; then 24.
– Slow down rehab if GNRB indicates unusual looseness.
– Device used for return to play.
– Tests reimbursed; “pays for itself.”