Motion analysis systems and other biomechanical techniques are increasingly used in referral and general practice to increase the accuracy of diagnosis or progress reports. Objective measures are particularly useful when the same animal is assessed multiple times (eg, to assess rehabilitation following surgery) or by different members of staff (intra- or interobserver agreement). In addition, subclinical changes or otherwise inaccessible information can be detected. This article gives an overview of biomechanical analysis and explains the practicality and use of several means of gathering kinematic and kinetic data in the veterinary field, as well as indicating applications of their use.
- Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.