Goniometry: Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint Flexion

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

Anatomical Movement

Finger metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint flexion

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

Expected Findings

Expected range of motion is 90 degrees.[1]

References

  1. Norkin CC, White DJ. Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry. FA Davis; 2021 Jan 31.