Goniometry: Hip Abduction

Anatomical Movement

Hip abduction

Testing position

Patient is supine with hips and knees in neutral

Goniometer Placement

AXIS LOCATION STATIONARY ARM MOVEMENT ARM
ASIS on measured side directed to opposite ASIS parallel to femur, directed to centre of patella

Expected Findings

Expected range of motion is 0- 40 degrees (measured from starting position)[1]

References

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