Goniometry: Knee Extension

Anatomical Movement

Knee extension

Testing position

Patient is in prone with test-side ankle off plinth.

Goniometer Placement

AXIS LOCATION STATIONARY ARM MOVEMENT ARM
lateral epicondyle of the femur along the femur to the greater trochanter along the fibula to lateral malleolus

Expected Findings

Expected range of motion in prone is 0 degrees and -5 degrees in females (hyper mobility)[1]

References

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