Goniometers & Inclinometers
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Medical goniometers and inclinometers are used to determine joint angles, axial spine deviations and the extremities’ mobility. DocCheck Shop has an online range of both goniometers and inclinometers like, for example, scoliometers.
The medical protractor, also known as goniometer, is in the medical field a measuring device for determining the extremities’ joint angles - whether they are resting or actively/passively moving. There are different versions, depending on the intended use. The simplest goniometer consists of two movable arms with a scale between them for reading the angle. Joint angles or the position of skull bones can be simply and easily determined - also using X-ray images.
Medical inclinometers and scoliometers are used to measure the spine’s mobility and axial deviations.
Medical inclinometers have been indispensable diagnostic instruments in orthopaedic facilities and other medical practices for many years now. In the medical field, an inclinometer is a measuring device that calculates the inclination of a joint angle. The inclinometer can be used to quickly and non-invasively recognise blockages and injuries on one particular joint.
How to use them: We must first differentiate between digital and analogue inclinometers. Digital ones are used almost exclusively in construction, analogue ones are widely used in the medical field. These last ones are usually round. The inclinometer is placed on the joint and, with help of its scale, set to the 0 value. The patient then moves its joint to the doctor’s desired position. The various joint angles can be precisely determined thanks to the inclinometer’s measurement. This helps the health professional diagnose quickly and easily any possible damages, blockages, and movement deficits.
The Bunnell scoliometer is a modified inclinometer. It is used in orthopaedics to diagnose trunk asymmetries or scoliosis. The so-called forward bend test consist of using the scoliometer to determine the back surface’s inclination, The scoliometer value you get then provides information on the spinal curvature’s severity. The instrument has a gap in the middle so it doesn’t touch the individual vertebrae’s spinous processes. The Bunnel scoliometer can be used, for example, for scoliosis screenings at schools or for scoliosis progression checks.
DocCheck Shop offers everything you may need to measure angles and inclinations. The products are highly reliable. Whether you need a goniometer, scoliometer or inclinometer - you will find if on our Shop. So: what are you waiting for!?