Goniometry: Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint Extension

Original Editor - Donald John Auson Top Contributors -

Anatomical Movement[edit | edit source]

Finger metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint extension

Testing Position[edit | edit source]

Patient is sitting with forearm and hands supported, forearm in midposition, wrist neutral and MCP joint in neutral position.

Goniometer Placement[edit | edit source]

AXIS LOCATION STATIONARY ARM MOVEMENT ARM
Dorsal aspect of MCP joint Dorsal midline of the metacarpal Dorsal midline of the proximal phalanx

Normal End-Feel[edit | edit source]

Firm

Expected Findings[edit | edit source]

Expected range of motion is 45 degrees.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Norkin CC, White DJ. Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry. FA Davis; 2021 Feb 07.