Goniometry: Elbow Extension
Patient is supine with the hand supinated. You may need a pillow under the upper arm in cases of hyperextension (>0)
|AXIS LOCATION||STATIONARY ARM||MOVEMENT ARM|
|lateral epicondyle of the elbow||parallel with the humerus||parallel with the radius|
Expected range of motion is 0 degrees in males and 10-15 degrees in females (hyperextension)
- Norkin CC, White DJ. Measurement of joint motion: a guide to goniometry. FA Davis; 2016 Nov 18.