The International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) form was published in 1993, with several subsequent iterations. The entire IKDC suite includes a demographic form, current health assessment form, subjective knee evaluation form, knee history form, surgical documentation form and knee examination form. The questionnaire commonly referred to and included within the myscoreit quiver is the section titled “IKDC Subjective Knee Form”.
IKDC is useful in acute ligament or meniscal injury, patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis of the knee.
IKDC Subjective Knee Score includes-
- 7 questions on knee symptoms – pain, swelling, locking and giving way
- 2 questions on knee function and activity – level of strenuous activity possible and a 9 part question on specific knee functions
- 1 question giving an indication of previous vs current function which is not scored.
The score is calculated out of 100, with 100 being the best function possible.
Normative data has been established in a US population without a history of knee problems.
The graph below is that of someone following an acute ACL injury. We are loving this score because it’s quick and easy for a patient to complete, and helps with shared decision making about return to sport.