Orthopedic Practical Examination Kit

We have compiled a list of equipment and items required for a musculoskeletal examination.

orthopedic examination kit

1. Measuring tape: For measuring limb length and girth

2. Goniometer: For measuring range of motion

  • 360 goniometer of different sizes for different joints
  • 180 finger goniometer

3. Tendon hammer: For eliciting limb reflex and plantar reflex

4. Skin marking pencil: For marking important anatomical landmarks

5. Plumb bob: To drop a plumb line

6. 128 or 256 Hz tuning fork: For testing vibration sense and temperature sensation

7. Disposable sterile sharp points like neurotip: To assess superficial pain sensation

8. Cotton wool wisp: To assess crude or light touch

9. Paperclip unraveled to create 2 tips set specific distance apart or a compass divider with blunted end: To test 2-point discrimination

10. Other general equipment:

  • Stethoscope
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Pen torch
  • Wristwatch
  • Clean gloves


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