Interobserver and intraobserver reliability of the measurement of shoulder internal rotation by vertebral level.

@article{Edwards2002InterobserverAI,
  title={Interobserver and intraobserver reliability of the measurement of shoulder internal rotation by vertebral level.},
  author={Timothy B. Edwards and R Douglas Bostick and Craig C Greene and Richard V. Baratta and David Jr. Drez},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          40-2
        }
}
Internal rotation is commonly measured as the vertebral level reached by the fully extended thumb. The purpose of this study was to evaluate interobserver and intraobserver reliability with the use of this method. Three male subjects were used for internal rotation measurement. Eleven orthopaedic surgeons and 2 physical therapists served as examiners. Each subject had a radiographic marker placed at a random vertebral level, and the subject's extended thumb was placed at this marker. All… CONTINUE READING
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