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arthrometer

 [ahr-throm´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring the angles of movements of joints.

go·ni·om·e·ter

(gō'nē-om'ĕ-tĕr),
1. An instrument for measuring angles.
2. An applicance for the assessment of labyrinthine disease. It consists of an adjustable surface on which the patient reclines. As the surface is gradually tilted, the angle at which the patient experiences loss of balance is noted.
3. A calibrated device designed to measure the arc or range of motion of a joint. Synonym(s): arthrometer, fleximeter, pronometer
4. Device used to measure the amount of head turn in strabismus or nystagmus.
[G. gōnia, angle, + metron, measure]

go·ni·om·e·ter

(gō'nē-om'ĕ-tĕr)
1. An instrument for measuring joint angles.
2. An appliance used in the static test of labyrinthine disease. It consists of a plank, one end of which may be raised to any desired height; as one end of the plank is gradually raised, the point at which a patient reclining on the plank loses balance is noted.
3. A calibrated device used to measure the arc or range of motion of a joint.
Synonym(s): arthrometer, flexometer.
[G. gōnia, angle, + metron, measure]

arthrometer

an instrument for measuring the angles of movements of joints.
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Reestablishment of the posterior stability was confirmed with both subjective study by the KSS function score and with objective study by the KSS knee score, posterior drawer test, and knee ligament arthrometer measurement within 20 weeks post-TKA.
Reliability of measuring anterior laxity of the knee joint using a knee ligament arthrometer.
99 Max manual Total number of subjects presenting with lax knees A-P laxity: An anterior-posterior side-to-side difference of greater than 3 mm or greater than 5 mm on testing with the KT-1000 arthrometer.
At up to 18 months postoperatively, they found that the augmentation with the EndoPearl[R] resulted in significantly decreased knee laxity as measured by KT-1000 knee arthrometer.
Steultjens, "Reliability of the KT1000 arthrometer and the Lachman test in patients with an ACL rupture," The Knee, vol.
All subjects were examined with anterior-drawer test using a KT-2000 arthrometer (MEDmetric Corp, San Diego, California) under anesthesia during the ACL reconstruction surgery.
The KT-1000 arthrometer measures the distance of anterior translation between the tibia on the femur by placing sensor pads on the patella and tibia tubercle (Hanten & Pace, 1987).
A KT-1000 arthrometer (MEDmetric Corporation, San Diego, CA) was used to measure anterior tibial translation in both knees.