A mechanical equinometer to measure the range of motion of the ankle joint: interobserver and intraobserver reliability.

BACKGROUND Clinical measurement of passive dorsiflexion of the ankle joint is essential for the diagnosis of various pathologic conditions of the foot and ankle but is of unreliable precision with high interobserver variability in nonweightbearing tests. This work was designed to develop and test a precise, standardized, and reliable technique for… CONTINUE READING