Goniometry: Forearm Supination

Anatomical Movement

Forearm supination

Testing position

Patient is seated with the shoulder adducted by their side, elbow flexed to 90 degrees and forearm in the neutral position to start.

A simple trick is to have the patient hold a pen or pencil for ease of measurement.

Goniometer Placement

AXIS LOCATION STATIONARY ARM MOVEMENT ARM
over tip of 3rd digit parallel with the humerus parallel to volar forearm surface

Expected Findings

Expected range of motion is 80 - 90 degrees[1]

References

  1. Norkin CC, White DJ. Measurement of joint motion: a guide to goniometry. FA Davis; 2016 Nov 18.