Journal article

Reliability of a set of protractors for direct anatomical measurements around the glenoid and humeral head rims

Hippolite O Amadi, Quentin A Fogg, Ukadike C Ugbolue, Roger JH Emery, Anthony MJ Bull

JOURNAL OF ANATOMY | WILEY | Published : 2012


Functional biomechanics studies of the glenohumeral (GH) soft tissues require an understanding of their sites of bony attachment. Anatomical positions of GH capsular structures have often been quantified relative to the rims of the glenoid and humeral head (HH). The aim of this study was twofold: (1) to quantify the reliability of a set of protractors that directly fit on to the glenoid and HH rims and (2) to use this to determine direct angular position referencing of landmarks and soft tissue attachment points. Three assessors independently used the protractors to assess nine prescribed landmarks on 30 dry bone specimens (15 glenoids and 15 HHs) recording the angular positions of the struc..

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