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Modified Gait Parameters at the Knee Joint During Midstance in Patients with Osteoarthritis

Version 1 : Received: 29 May 2021 / Approved: 31 May 2021 / Online: 31 May 2021 (13:45:22 CEST)

How to cite: Stătescu, C.; Stoica, D.; Deaconu, A.; Gavrilă, B.I.; Trăistaru, M.R.; Bălșeanu, T.A. Modified Gait Parameters at the Knee Joint During Midstance in Patients with Osteoarthritis. Preprints 2021, 2021050778 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0778.v1). Stătescu, C.; Stoica, D.; Deaconu, A.; Gavrilă, B.I.; Trăistaru, M.R.; Bălșeanu, T.A. Modified Gait Parameters at the Knee Joint During Midstance in Patients with Osteoarthritis. Preprints 2021, 2021050778 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0778.v1).

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Sports medicine, orthopaedic and rehabilitation physicians use gait analysis and goniometry to evaluate and diagnose patients with neuro-musculo-skeletal diseases. Goniometry is a measuring method that shows the joint’s range of motion. Three-dimensional goniometry has been used in order to assess the patients in a kinematic manner, but they are not affordable, so, phone apps come handy to any orthopaedic or rehabilitation physician so we can have a clear image of the progress made by the patient after the rehabilitation program or should something happen and the patient cannot come to the facility, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, when some orthopaedic and most of the rehabilitation facilities have been temporarily closed. Midstance has been chosen as the moment of the gait evaluation in this paper since it has an important role in stability. The objective of this paper is to figure out if the measurements taken during midstance at the knee joint of the subjects can be statistically significant and used during usual examinations. Materials and Methods: Four groups of subjects: patients suffering from hip, knee, hip and knee osteoarthritis and a control group volunteered their participation, being asked to normally walk while their gait was recorded and uploaded into Angles App – a phone based videogoniometer. Results: Patients suffering from hip osteoarthritis have a higher knee angle on the right side than the ones suffering from knee osteoarthritis, hip and knee osteoarthritis and the control group. Female patients suffering from hip osteoarthritis also presented a more flexed knee than the ones suffering from knee osteoarthritis and the ones in the control group, the knee flexion presenting itself as a compensation mechanism. Conclusion: Video goniometry can help us make an orthopaedic, rehabilitation or neurology database for each assessment with constant updates of the evolution of the osteoarthritis patient’s treatment.

Keywords

angles app; goniometry; range of motion; assessment; telemedicine; joint examination

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