active range of motion

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active range of motion (AROM),

amount of motion at a given joint when the subject moves the part voluntarily.
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Active Range of Motion

The range of movement through which a person can voluntarily change a joint’s components without assistance from another body part, person or device.
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ac·tive range of mo·tion

(AROM) (ak'tĭv rānj mō'shŭn)
Amount of motion at a given joint when the subject moves the part voluntarily.
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Ankle dorsiflexion active range of motion (AROM) measurements (n=10) Variable Pre-Mean Post-Mean 1 Post-Mean 2 P-Value Degrees (SD) Degrees (SD) Degrees (SD) AROM 13.6 (6.35) 17.7 (7.02) 18.2 (8.0) * 0.002, ** 0.001 * level of significance between pre-mean and post-mean 1 ** level of significance between pie-mean and post-mean 2 Table 2.
Glenohumeral external rotation (ER) active range of motion (AROM), pain, and a modified functional questionnaire were measured to compare the effectiveness between the two groups.
Check pupil reaction, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, grasp, and active range of motion of all extremities.
She had cervical tenderness to palpation and active range of motion with minimal rigidity.
Put children with nondisplaced supracondylar fractures in a 90-degree elbow cast for 2 weeks, followed by a posterior splint and sling plus active range of motion exercises.
On examination, the patient has restriction of both passive and active range of motion. Dr.
When a complete pain-free active range of motion is accomplished against gravity, a slow prgressive low-load program can be started.
At the 2-week follow-up, patient came for removal of the clips and was started on an active range of motion. There were no further hospital visits for no obvious reason.
RANGE OF MOTION: Active range of motion should always be measured as part of the Constant Score.
(19-21,27,36) Differences between passive range of motion (PROM) and active range of motion (AROM) while standing have been found in dancers.
On physical examination, there was a full active range of motion of all the lower limb joints and the lower back.
The patient underwent a left shoulder McLaughlin procedure and shoulder Spica in external rotation followed by passive, then active-assisted, and active range of motion and rotator cuff strengthening exercises.

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