Postoperatively, the patient was kept in an abduction brace with the shoulder in neutral rotation
for 6 weeks.
Then, the superficial medial collateral ligament graft was fixed in its tibial tunnel in neutral rotation
, at 20 knee flexion and slight varus.
The participant was placed in the side-lying position, with the dominant hip in neutral rotation
and slight extension, and was asked to abduct the hip to approximately 30 [degrees].
Anteroposterior radiograph of hip was taken with hip neutral rotation
which showed the united fracture neck of the femur as an end on appearance.
On the basis of our digitization protocol, the zero point (0[degrees]) or neutral rotation
was defined as the point when the subjects forearm was perpendicular to the floor.
The goniometer should be mounted over the wrist as it was in this study, with the forearm in neutral rotation
and the wrist extended during placement of the proximal end block.
Postoperatively, the extremity was placed in a sling with the shoulder in neutral rotation
and slight abduction.
Loss of external rotation impairs the patient's ability to maintain their arm in neutral rotation
during elevation (e.
scapular plane abduction from 15[degrees] to 75[degrees] with the arm in neutral rotation
The humeral head should be facing the glenoid when the arm is in neutral rotation
Patients who can hold their arm at neutral rotation
with the arm at the side or in an elevated position were not considered candidates.
Radiographs were obtained in three planes (scapular AP in neutral rotation
, scapular lateral, and axillary projections).