Based on a recent study in The Journal of Rheumatology, Epionics SPINE (ES) can be a way of assessing a patient’s spinal mobility if they have axial spondyloarthritis. The study included 134 axial spondyloarthritis patients and 19 healthy patients, with the vast majority of the participants being males. All of them were assessed based on two evaluations tools:
- Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI)
- Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI)
The results showed a negative correlation between ES and BASMI scores, but little negative correlation between ES and BASFI scores. There are more tests that need to be done because there were a number of limitations to the study. Once further trials are conducted, ES could provide a useful tool for daily routines to know how to conduct therapy based on functional limits to mobility and impairments because of the disease.
To learn more, you can read the full article at Epionics SPINE Valid Tool to Measure Spine Mobility in Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis