Goniometry: Forearm Supination
Anatomical Movement[edit | edit source]
Testing position[edit | edit source]
Patient is seated with the shoulder adducted by their side, elbow flexed to 90 degrees and forearm in the neutral position to start.
A simple trick is to have the patient hold a pen or pencil for ease of measurement.
Goniometer Placement[edit | edit source]
|AXIS LOCATION||STATIONARY ARM||MOVEMENT ARM|
|over tip of 3rd digit||parallel with the humerus||parallel to volar forearm surface|
Expected Findings[edit | edit source]
Expected range of motion is 80 - 90 degrees
References[edit | edit source]
- Norkin CC, White DJ. Measurement of joint motion: a guide to goniometry. FA Davis; 2016 Nov 18.