Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (2018) 28:415–421 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00590-017-2058-x ORIGINAL ARTICLE • ELBOW - IMAGING The smartphone inclinometer: A new tool to determine elbow range of motion? 1 2,4 3,4 Frédéric Vauclair · Abdulaziz Aljurayyan · Fahad H. Abduljabbar · 4,5 1 4 4 Bardia Barimani · Patrick Goetti · Fiona Houghton · Edward J. Harvey · Dominique M. Rouleau Received: 23 May 2017 / Accepted: 8 October 2017 / Published online: 19 October 2017 © Springer-Verlag France SAS 2017 Abstract (mean of 6.4° ± 1.0°), and EST underestimated it (mean Background There are easily accessible tools on smart- of − 7.9° ± 1.1°). For extension, the mean difference was phones (APP) for measuring elbow range of motion (ROM). 2.8° ± 0.7° for EST and − 26.8° ± 3.1° for XR. The APP The purpose of this study is to evaluate the validity of a par- method did not significantly differ from GON. Supination ticular APP in determining elbow ROM in comparison with accuracy was greater with EST (2.7° ± 1.7°) than with APP the commonly used goniometer (GON), surgeon estimation (5.9° ± 1.9°). There was no difference for pronation meas - of range (EST) and measurement on X-ray (XR). urement with both EST and APP. Methods The study included 20 patients (40 elbows). Conclusions This study is the first comparing four meas - Flexion, extension, pronation
European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 19, 2017
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