Goniometry: Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint Flexion
Anatomical Movement[edit | edit source]
Finger metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint flexion
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|
Expected Findings[edit | edit source]
Expected range of motion is 90 degrees.
References[edit | edit source]
- Norkin CC, White DJ. Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry. FA Davis; 2021 Jan 31.