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Tom Collins
02-04-2007, 10:25 PM
I am trying to develop a device that will allow quick, reliable/repeatable measurement of tibial torsion. Initially it is intended that this device will be used as part of the clinical assessment of patients for gait analysis but might have wider application.

This posting is a request for information on existing devices:

Do you use any device to measure tibial torsion?
If so could you please describe the device and advantages and disadvantages of using it?
Do you know of studies investigating the repeatability of such devices?

In searching the literature I have already come across devices reported by:

Wynne-Davies R. 1964. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 46B;3:464-476
Ritter MA et al. 1976. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 120:159-163
Malekafzali S & Wood MB. 1979. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 145:154-7
Turner MS & Smillie IS. 1981. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 63B;3:396-398 (Similar to Wynne-Davies device)
Tamari K et al. 2005. Clinical Anatomy, 18:46-55

Thank you for any information you can offer.

Tom Collins

Trainee Clinical Scientist
Gait Lab, Queen Mary's Hospital, London