Goniometry: Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint Extension

Original Editor - Donald John Auson Top Contributors - Donald John Auson

Anatomical Movement

Finger metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint extension

Testing Position

Patient is sitting with forearm and hands supported, forearm in midposition, 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 45 degrees.[1]

References

  1. Norkin CC, White DJ. Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry. FA Davis; 2021 Feb 07.