Goniometry: Knee Flexion

Anatomical Movement

Knee flexion

Testing position

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

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 135 degrees[1]

References

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