Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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A Goniometer is device used to measure angles. Goniometers are most frequently used in medicine to determine range of motion in a patient's joint. For instance, an injured person may lose some flexibility because of an accident. Goniometers aid in chiropractic practices, physical therapy and the military, as well as to rotate objects in space.

Some electronic medical records (EMR) / electronic health record (EHR) systems come equipped with an interface to Electronic Goniometers that have graphical displays and documentation features.

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