Accession Number : AD0282962

Title :   ELECTROGONIOMETRY: NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL LOCOMOTION CLINICAL APPLICATION

Corporate Author : SPRINGFIELD COLL MASS

Personal Author(s) : TIPTON,CHARLES M. ; KARPOVICH,PETER V.

Report Date : 20 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An analysis was made of the action of the knee and ankle joints while walking up and down a 20 degree incline, and a comparison was made with the records obtained during walking on the horizontal plane. Records were also made for walking backwards on the horizontal and on grades of +20 and -20 degrees. Consideration is given to the clinical application of electrogoniometry for recording patterns of movement associated with disease and injuries. Elgons also were used to record changes occurring after a period of treatment or during the application of various physiotherapeutic modalities. It was concluded that electrogoniometry represents a useful adjunct for diagnostic records, and for objective evaluation of progress obtained during treatment, and that it may be used for obtaining objective evidence of the outcome of a surgical operation.

Descriptors :   *GONIOMETERS, *LEGS, *MOTION, PATHOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, THERAPY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE