Comparison of femoral torsion assessment using goniometry and computerized tomography

Wayne Allan Stuberg, A. Koehler, M. Wichita, James Bernard Temme, P. Kaplan

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Abstract

Femoral torsion in 17 nonhandicapped subjects, aged 3–22 years, was assessed using a clinical goniometry method and computerized tomography. Three therapists recorded the goniometer measures. The goniometric method was found to underestimate femoral torsion by a mean difference ranging from 9–12° across the three testers. The mean difference within tester was significant comparing the two methods using a Wilcoxon Rank Sum test (p > 0.05). The results indicate that clinical goniometric assessment of femoral torsion should only be used as a screening tool with knowledge that a discrepancy of 10–15° to radiographic assessment measures may be due to measurement error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Physical Therapy
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Comparison of femoral torsion assessment using goniometry and computerized tomography. / Stuberg, Wayne Allan; Koehler, A.; Wichita, M.; Temme, James Bernard; Kaplan, P.

In: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Vol. 1, No. 3, 01.01.1989, p. 115-118.

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