Accession Number:

AD1022092

Title:

A Goniometry Paradigm Shift to Measure Burn Scar Contracture in Burn Patients

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,15 Sep 2015,14 Sep 2016

Corporate Author:

The Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States

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Report Date:

2016-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Objective To test more extensively a recently designed Revised Goniometry RG method and compare it to Standard Goniometry SGused to measure burn scar contracted joint angles for determining disability severity and function in a burn population.Hypothesis Significant statistical differences in patient joint angle measurements will be found between SG techniques compared to RG techniques which incorporate CKM and CFU principles. Specific Aim 1 Statistically compare SG measurements obtained using the traditional technique versus the newly designed RG measurement method at seven joints of interest with a predilection to develop burn scar contracture. Specific Aim 2 To statistically associate the severity of burn scar tissue contractures goniometrically with the extent of CFU involvement. Specific Aim 3 To statistically document the influence that adjacent joint position has on goniometric results related to patient functional outcomes.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE