Feasibility of a Cost-Effective, Video Analysis Software-Based Mobility Protocol for Objective Spine Kinematics and Gait Metrics: A Proof of Concept Study

Justin C. Paul, Anthony Petrizzo, John Ross Rizzo, Kristina Bianco, Stephen Maier, Thomas J. Errico, Virginie Lafage

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of a high-throughput, easily implemented, cost-effective, video analysis software-based mobility protocol to quantify spine kinematics. This prospective cohort study of clinical biomechanics implemented 2-dimensional (2D) image processing at a tertiary-care academic institution. Ten healthy, able-bodied volunteers were recruited for 2D videography of gait and functional motion. The reliability of a 2D video analysis software program for gait and range of motion metrics was evaluated over 2 independent experimental sessions, assessing for inter-trial, inter-session, and inter-rater reliability. Healthy volunteers were evaluated for simple forward and side bending, rotation, treadmill stride length, and more complex seated-to-standing tasks. Based on established intraclass correlation coefficients, results indicated that reliability was considered good to excellent for simple forward and side bending, rotation, stride length, and more complex sit-to-standing tasks. In conclusion, a cost-effective, 2D, video analysis software-based mobility protocol represents a feasible and clinically useful approach for objective spine kinematics and gait metrics. As the complication rate of operative management in the setting of spinal deformity is weighed against functional performance and quality of life measures, an objective analysis tool in combination with an appropriate protocol will aid in clinical assessments and lead to an increased evidence base for management options and decision algorithms.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)336-339
    Number of pages4
    JournalPM and R
    Volume7
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    • Rehabilitation
    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology

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