Novel Hip Functional Rotation Outcome Measure
The Hip Functional Rotation Outcome Measure (Hip FROM) is a novel, clinically valuable yet simple outcome measure that can be used on all weight-bearing patients presenting with hip dysfunction, including OA.
Simply stand with both heels on the lower circular paddings and laterally rotate the hip. Read out and document the range in degrees and compare to the contra-lateral side.
Now place the big toe over the lower circular padding and medially rotate the hip. Read out and document the range in degrees and compare to the contra-lateral side.
This simple laminated sheet/card with felt pads is a must for all clinics and hospitals wishing to evaluate and monitor progression in patients with hip dysfunction/OA.
The Hip FROM may be purchased for $5 from www.aptei.com/shop
Posted on: February 19, 2010