Goniometry: Shoulder Horizontal Abduction

Anatomical Movement

Shoulder horizontal abduction

Testing position

Patient is supine to one side of the plinth with arm unsupported if possible

Shoulder is abducted to 90 degrees and elbow is flexed to 90 degrees

Goniometer Placement

AXIS LOCATION STATIONARY ARM MOVEMENT ARM
top of acromium perpendicular to the floor in the supine patient in line with the mid line of the humerus

Expected Findings

Expected range of motion is 45 degrees[1]

References

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