Goniometry: Elbow Flexion
Anatomical Movement[edit | edit source]
Testing position[edit | edit source]
Patient is supine or seated with the hand supinated and the arm parallel to the midline of the body
Goniometer Placement[edit | edit source]
|AXIS LOCATION||STATIONARY ARM||MOVEMENT ARM|
|lateral epicondyle of the elbow||parallel with the humerus||parallel with the radius|
Expected Findings[edit | edit source]
Expected range of motion is 150 degrees but variation is seen with increased arm circumference, i.e. decreased "normal" range of motion due to large biceps.
References[edit | edit source]
- Norkin CC, White DJ. Measurement of joint motion: a guide to goniometry. FA Davis; 2016 Nov 18.