Goniometry: Wrist Ulnar Deviation

Anatomical Movement

Wrist ulnar deviation

Testing position

Patient is seated with elbow flexed to 90 degrees and wrist over the edge of a table or plinth with forearm in pronation

Goniometer Placement

AXIS LOCATION STATIONARY ARM MOVEMENT ARM
capitate dorsal midline of forearm parallel with longitudinal axis of 3rd metacarpal

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.