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Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery

, Volume 107, Issue 2, pp 65–72 | Cite as

General joint laxity

Quantification and clinical relevance
  • L. Dubs
  • N. Gschwend
Original Articles

Summary

General joint laxity is measured with the hyperextensometer, and by analyzing the values obtained in a group of European subjects norm curves are drawn up related to age and sex. The values found in various orthopedic diseases are put into these curves, and the importance of general joint laxity is discussed.

Keywords

Public Health Norm Curve Joint Laxity Orthopedic Disease European Subject 
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Zusammenfassung

Die Messung der generalisierten Bandlaxität erfolgt mit dem Hyperextensometer, und durch Auswertung der Mcßwerte einer mitteleuropaischen Bevölkerung werden Normkurven in Abhängigkeit von Alter und Geschlecht erstellt. Bei verschiedenen orthopädischen Krankheitsbildern werden die Meßwerte in die Kurven eingetragen, und die Bedeutung der allgemeinen Bandlaxität wird diskutiert.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Dubs
    • 1
  • N. Gschwend
    • 2
  1. 1.Free Consultant in Orthopedic SurgeryWinterthurSwitzerland
  2. 2.Klinik Wilhelm SchulthessZürichSwitzerland

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