A NEW METHOD FOR EVALUATION OF THE CARRYING ANGLE IN-VIVO SET UP

  • M. L. Zampagni
  • S. Martelli
  • M. Motta
  • M. Marcacci

Abstract

The "carrying angle" is defined as the angle formed by the long axis of the humerus and the long axis of the ulna(1.2J. This angle was measured in-vitro by several methodsl1j but few authors accomplished this measurements in vivo [2J probably due to the difficulties related to the identification of repere points. The goal of this work was to define an easy, fast and accurate new method for evaluation of the carrying angle in an in-vivo set up usable in rehabilitation and sport fields. In this work we present the method, analyse its repeatability and we compare the results with measures performed using a goniometer.
Published
2008-03-17