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Do you have an iPhone or iPod touch?

Yes
70 (50%)
No and not planning to get one
57 (40.7%)
No but planning to get one
13 (9.3%)

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Offline ACIMod

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New way to measure knee flexion
« on: September 19, 2009, 03:21:42 PM »
Sheila (KNEEguru) and I are interested in finding out how many KNEEguru bulletin board users have iPhones or iPod Touch as there are increasing uses being developed for iPhones that could be of interest to KNEEguru members. One example that was launched this year is an application to measure knee range of motion called iGoniometer (more information at http://www.ockendon.net/iGoniometer_Home_Page.htm). So it would be really useful for us to have an idea of what percentage of the KNEEguru membership would be able to use these types of iPhone applications. Please could you let us know by completing the poll. Thanks.


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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 04:34:24 PM »
I have an iPhone and I'm definitely going to try that app.

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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009, 05:56:09 PM »
I have one and I'll check it out...

It only has a 1.5/5 star rating, but no written reviews...
February 9, 2006 Fell skiing, knee twisted.
July 12, 2006 Arthroscopic surgery
October 23, 2006 Possible reinjury
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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009, 06:02:06 PM »
Hi,
I forgot to say if any of you are thinking of trying that app it would be good to get some feedback so please do post on this thread. Also if any of you have come across any great ways to measure your own range of knee flexion once again it would be very interesting to hear about those too so please do post.
Karen

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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009, 06:12:50 PM »
I am downloading it now.  I will let you know my thoughts once I've been able to use it. 

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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2009, 06:21:36 PM »
I don't know where the bad rating comes from  ??? It works fine for me :)

Left (good) knee: 0-132

Right (not so good) knee: 6-117
February 9, 2006 Fell skiing, knee twisted.
July 12, 2006 Arthroscopic surgery
October 23, 2006 Possible reinjury
January 10, 2007 Arthroscopic surgery
August 13, 2009 Bracing my knee until surgery in January
January 29, 2010 Arthroscopic surgery - LR/debridement

Offline ex-gymnast

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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2009, 08:48:55 PM »
i have one and will try it.
If I knew I'd be like this now, I'd do it all again.
1998- Lf ACL replace (failed)
1998- Lf ACL replace (worked)
1998- Rt LR
1999- Rt Scope
2000- Rt ACL replace
2001- Rt hardware replace
2002- Rt Scar Tissue Removal
2005- Rt Pattella Scraped
2009- Rt clean-out the mess
To Come: 2 Replace

Offline skibum9

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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009, 12:06:52 AM »
For $0.99, thought I would give it a try and compare the measurements to the goniometer that I bought a couple of years ago. I have been though PT so much that I know my self measurements are with in 5 degrees of that done by PT.

Bad knee - 100 (PT usually measures 115, self measure with real goniometer at home 110 to 115 depending on how loose the knee feels)
Good knee - 140 (PT has measured 150+)
11/06 - ORIF left patella
1/07 - wire removal with MUA
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3/07 - diagnosed with AF, patella baja
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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2009, 04:36:24 AM »
Ah, I've had the app for a while. It's usually pretty accurate withen about 3-5 degrees.
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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2009, 12:01:05 PM »
I don't have an iPhone nor iPod.  However, I do have a Palm Centro.  Would this app be functional on Palm OS?

Rhiannon
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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2009, 12:15:01 PM »
Hi Rhiannon,
In answer to your query, I think I'm correct in saying that unfortunately this application is only for the iPhone or iPod Touch at present. The reason for this is that the app uses the motion based technology (accelerometer) that is in the new iPhones. This is an expanding area though (which is why Sheila and I are investigating it) so if other devices such as Palms start to include accelerometers then I'm sure these applications will become available in the future.
All the best.
Karen

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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2009, 03:21:56 AM »
I brought it to PT today.  My PT tried it out on me, and he was very impressed!  He feels it was fairly accurate.

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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2009, 01:53:06 AM »
I showed it to my therapist today and he tested it out on me. He measured 135 with the tool they use and the app measured 134, he was pretty impressed. The cool thing is that he owns an iPhone, so he immediately decided that he was going to download it.
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Oct 06- injured knee, MRI shows torn meniscus, no action
June 09- knee begins popping, MRI shows large OCD lesion
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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2009, 02:29:48 AM »
how neat! I downloaded and used today. Old bad knee 140, current bad knee 116, PT measured me today at 115. It really is nice to be able to see your own measure, and to maybe encourage yourself to eek out an extra degree or two during a stretching session.

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Re: New way to measure knee flexion
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2009, 11:24:35 AM »
  I downloaded this application and it's works great. Thank you for the heads up.