Development of a New Apparatus for Measuring Proprioception of the Knee Joint: Reliability of Measurement Values
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Hiroshi NOBORI, Hitoshi MARUYAMA, Naoko TAKAHASHI, Kotoko SAITO
2004 Rigakuryoho Kagaku  
The objective of this study was the development of a trial apparatus for measuring knee joint proprioception, the verification of the reliability of its measurements, and the appraisal of its potential for clinical use. Two examiners measured knee joint threshold value and position sense of the 20 knees of 10 healthy females. The examination of position sense was from 90 degrees extension at an angular velocity of 0.1 degree/sec, and at 85, 75 and 65 degrees the measured angle difference was
more » ... sured. Between examiners the reliability of the threshold value was ICC (3,1) = 0.73, and the reliability of position sense was ICC (3,1) = 0.86, showing a high reliability of measurement. The results suggest that the knee joint proprioception measurement apparatus which we designed and built, would be valid for objective assessment.
doi:10.1589/rika.19.299 fatcat:mg377ssnxbhtzikg7cyob5osyq