MES 9000 Musculoskeletal System
Advanced Musculoskeletal Evaluation
and Diagnosis Technologies for the Objective Documentation Of Function
NOROMED products offer a full range of capabilities for measuring and recording Dynamic Range
of Motion, Surface Electromyography and Muscle Testing. Capabilities may be ordered separately or as part of a modular system - purchase the complete system or choose a single module and add capability as your practice grows.
Dynamic Range of Motion (DROM)
CONFIDENCE - Eliminating the need to hold the inclinometers on the patient and manually determining end-point ROM by pushing buttons on the inclinometers removes the problem of operator influence and error. Completing the required 3 repetitions has never been faster and easier!
DYNAMIC RESULTS - The only ROM system that graphically captures the entire ROM of both the spine and extremities.
DOCUMENTATION - Comprehensive documentation options that include both regional and whole-person Impairment Reports, Comparative Reports and Historical Reports.
Why do we call it "Dynamic" Range of Motion?
By using sophisticated sensors within the inclinometers, the Dynamic ROM system records the patient's entire ROM through the plane of movement and displays it in a graphical representation on the computer screen.
Unlike other systems which simply give you a static endpoint measurement of ROM, Dynamic ROM captures the entire movement. The figure to your left shows a typical Dynamic ROM recording of the dynamic motion of the spine during three repetitions of lumbar flexion and extension.
The numbers correspond with the figure to the left showing the patient's motions.
The inclinometers are attached to straps placed over T12 and S1. The recording of the sensor at S1 is subtracted from the recording at T12 to produce the DIFFerential recording graph which represents the true motion of the patient's lumbar during lumbar flexion and extension motion. The flattened DIFF tracing line on each repetition during end-point indicates that both sensors are moving at the same rate of speed, and that the lumbar lordosis stopped unfolding before the end-point of trunk flexion had been reached.
With this information the clinician can observe and assess the quality and the pattern of the patient's motion as well as the quantity of the ROM. Dynamic Range of Motion from Noromed elevates range of motion testing from a simple measurement tool to a true diagnostic tool.