The ‘GALS’ locomotor screen. Article (PDF Available) in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 51(10) · November with Reads. Examination of the locomotor system is frequently neglected. Therefore, the GALS locomotor screen (Gait, Arms, Legs, Spine) has been. The primary goal of this study was to evaluate the use of the GALS locomotor screen in primary care by comparing the results of assessments of.

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Showing of 8 extracted citations. This study was designed to test whether this screen reflects functional impairment, kocomotor measured by accepted health status measures.

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GALS examination – OSCE Guide

Assess cervical lateral flexion. It should be noted that small effusions may not be detected using patellar tap alone. The joint answers back. The revenue we generate from these adverts allows us to keep the website free.


Sharmila JandialAndrea R. HenkeWallace V. A GALS screen is an examination used by doctors and other healthcare professionals to detect locomotor abnormalities and functional disability relating to gaitarmslegs and the spine. A selective clinical process to detect important locomotor abnormalities and functional disabiliity could prove valuable. Teaching musculoskeletal examination skills to UK medical students: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

For both legs compare true ASIS to medial malleolus and apparent umbilicus to medial malleolus leg length.

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Table 3 from The GALS locomotor screen and disability. – Semantic Scholar

References Publications referenced by this paper. The challenges of developing online learning. Can we alter doctors ‘ awareness of locomotor problems?

Associated Data Supplementary Materials. Ask the patient to turn their hands over supination:. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Ask the patient to stand in the anatomical position whilst you inspect from the front, sxreen and behind for any abnormalities.

References Publications referenced by this paper. Pediatric regional examination of the musculoskeletal system: Intercom is a software program that allows users to interact with us via a chat box in the bottom gsls of the screen. The specific problem is: Musculoskeletal Diseases Rheumatoid Arthritis.


This study was designed to test whether this screen reflects functional impairment, as measured by accepted health status measures. Citations Publications citing this paper. Its inclusion in the undergraduate clerking repertoire could improve junior doctors’ awareness loocomotor recognition of rheumatic disease and general disability.

GALS screen

As well as providing a useful introduction to examination of the locomotor system, the screen includes objective observation of functional movements relevant to activities of daily living.

If the patient is able to place their hands flat on the floor it suggests joint hypermobility. Rheumatological features of patients admitted as emergencies to acute general medical wards. Inspect from the front. Topics Discussed in This Paper. A proposed locojotor rheumatological screening history and examination.

Auranofin therapy and quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.