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  • Trunk and upper extremity motion

    Hello all,

    As many of you know clinical motion analysis by and large alludes to
    clinical gait analysis. Therefore clinical application of motion analysis is
    predominanatly confined from the pelvis down. There has some work done on
    the trunk modeling which has been incorporated into the clinical gait
    analysis routine for some labs. With that said, I am intersted if anyone out
    there is doing routine clinical motion analysis on upper extremity motion
    including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, trunk, etc. And if so, where are
    the markers placed and how is the information used for surgical, orthotic,
    or occupational therapy intervention. With gait analysis, the protocol is
    fairly straightforward, the patient or subject is simply instructed to walk.
    Does anyone have a protocol for upper extremity motion tasks? And lastly is
    anyone performing upper extremity motion as a billable outpatient procedure?
    I thank you all in anticipation of any information and feedback.

    Stephen Vankoski, MS
    Manager/Biomedical Engineer
    Children's Memorial Hospital
    2300 Children's Plaza, #92
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Phone (773) 880-4248
    Fax (773) 871-0556