Goniometry: Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint Abduction

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Anatomical Movement[edit | edit source]

Finger metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint abduction

Testing position[edit | edit source]

Patient is sitting with forearm and hands supported, forearm in full pronation, 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 25 degrees.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  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