Smartphone Photography as a Tool to Measure Knee Range of Motion

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The objective of this study was to validate measuring knee range of motion (ROM) from smartphone photography. Thirty-two participants (64 knees) obtained smartphone photographs of knee flexion and extension. Surgeons obtained the same photographs and goniometric measurement of ROM. ROM was measured using Adobe Photoshop. Goniometer versus digital measurements, participant versus surgeon photographs, and interobserver measurements were analyzed. The average difference in goniometer and digital photograph measurements was 5°. The interclass correlation was .642(L) and .656(R). The Bland–Altman plots demonstrated that 29/32 digital measurements were within the 95% confidence interval (CI). Participants’ versus researchers’ photographs averaged a 2° difference. The interclass correlation was .924(L) and .91(R). Bland–Altman plots demonstrated that 31/32 measurements were within the 95% CI. Interobserver reliability averaged a ROM difference of 5°. The concordance coefficients were .647(L) and .723(R). Bland–Altman plots demonstrated that 30 of 32 digital measurements were within the 95% CI. Measuring knee ROM using smartphone digital photography is valid and reliable. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 27(1):52–57, 2018) Key words: digital photography, knee range of motion, smartphone

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Megan Conti Mica, MD; Eric R. Wagner, MD; and Alexander Y. Shin, MD

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