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.

active range of motion (AROM)

the range of movement through which a patient can actively (without assistance) move a joint using the adjacent muscles. Movement occurs because of the contraction of skeletal muscle.

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.

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.

active range of motion,

n any unassisted movement of a joint.
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11) Tuberosity nonunion or malunion is one of the more common complications associated with hemiarthroplasty for acute fractures (12) and can lead to significant losses in active range of motion.
A full history was obtained and a physical examination was conducted to assess active range of motion in forward elevation, external rotation with the arm at the side, and internal rotation.
Limited recovery of active range of motion can result in significant functional compromise.
Shoulder active range of motion was measured with the patient in a seated position.
The functional evaluation components chosen for this study included pain, scapular derangement at rest, strength of shoulder shrug, and active range of motion in shoulder flexion and abduction.
Rehabilitation initially consisted of hand gripping exercises and active range of motion exercises for the elbow, wrist, and hand.
The rating system of Constant and Murley assigns a maximum of 15 points for pain, 20 points for function, 40 points for active range of motion, and 25 points for strength for a total possible score of 100 points.
She had cervical tenderness to palpation and active range of motion with minimal rigidity.

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