Goniometry: Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint Abduction

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Anatomical Movement

Finger metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint abduction

Testing position

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

Goniometer Placement

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

Firm

Expected Findings

Expected range of motion is 25 degrees.[1]

References

  1. Normal Values for Range of Motion of Joints, MSD Manual Professional Version [Internet]. Available at: https://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/multimedia/table/v1128315 2021 Feb 07