Standardized upper limb's range of motion for egyptian subjects
Reda Kotb Abd Elrazik Gad Elhak, Reham M Abd Elrahim, Sara Samir, Yomna Farag Ahmed
Background: Clinical measurements of joint's motion are routinely used to assess injuries and diseases in the locomotors system. Normal reference values are needed to assess the extent of impairment and to monitor joint's motion. There was no study, in which joint motion in normal Egyptian populations has been surveyed and reported. So there is a critical need to gather a new data of Egyptian citizens ROM.Purpose: To have a standard upper limb's Range of Motion for Egyptian Subjects.Materials and Methods: 1000 normal Egyptian male and female subjects aged between 21 and 50 years, free from any conditions cause limitation joint mobility, enrolled with ethical approval and informed consent as a random sample were recruited from variety of settings such as community gatherings, schools, scientific meetings and workplaces. Three licensed physical therapists measured Upper limb joints ROM using digital goniometer to determine active joint motion of the upper limb bilaterally.Results: Range of motion average values for all joints decreased for both right and left side. The results were significantly different than most commonly used normative values.Conclusion: Our study showed a new reference value for upper limb joints ROM in Egyptian subjects.
Reda Kotb Abd Elrazik Gad Elhak, Reham M Abd Elrahim, Sara Samir, Yomna Farag Ahmed. Standardized upper limb's range of motion for egyptian subjects. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Education and Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 08-12