Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Source

The American Journal of Orthopedics

Abstract

We conducted a study to compare 3 methods of measuring knee range of motion: visual estimation by physicians, hand goniometry by physical therapists, and radiographic goniometry. We hypothesized that reliability would be high within and across all techniques. We found intrarater and interrater reliability to be satisfactory for visual estimation, hand goniometry, and radiographic goniometry. Interrater reliability across methods did not agree satisfactorily. Between-methods differences in estimating knee range of motion may result from variations in technique among physicians and physical therapists.

Inclusive pages

E249-E252

ISBN/ISSN

1078-4519

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

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Publisher

Quadrant HealthCom

Volume

40

Issue

12

Volume

40

Issue

12

Peer Reviewed

yes


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