Quantitative measurement of cervical range of motion in patients with torticollis treated with botulinum A toxin

Dennis Dykstra, Corine Ellingham, Albert Belfie, Tanya Baxter, Myoung Lee, Ann Voelker

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Abstract

Improvement in cervical range of motion in patients with spasmodic torticollis by botulinum A toxin injection is difficult to objectively measure. Recently, a three‐dimensional cervical range of motion system (EMROM) that measures primary as well as secondary cervical angles has been developed. This system uses an electromagnetic tracking system for data collection and a personal computer for analysis and graphic display of the data. We have tested the EMROM system and, from our results, believe that it can be used clinically to objectively and accurately measure cervical range of motion in patients who have spasmodic torticollis and who receive botulinum toxin injections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

Keywords

  • Botulinum A toxin
  • Spasmodic torticollis

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