Goniometry: Hip Extension

Anatomical Movement

Hip extension

Testing position

Patient is prone with test side knee extended

Goniometer Placement

AXIS LOCATION STATIONARY ARM MOVEMENT ARM
greater trochanter parallel to trunk parallel to longitudinal axis of femur in line with lateral femoral condyle

Expected Findings

Expected range of motion is 0- 30 degrees[1]

References

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