Edmund M. Kosmahl, PT, EdD

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FOREARM SUPINATION

Forearm Supination Goniometry Picture

Test Position

  • Subject sitting
  • Shoulder neutral (arm at side)
  • Elbow flexed to 90o
  • Stabilize arm
  • Supinate forearm

Normal Range

  • 81o  + or -  4.0o (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
  • 80o (American Medical Association)
  • 82.1o (mean), 3.8o (standard deviation), (Boone and Azen)

Goniometer Alignment

  • Axis medial to ulnar styloid
  • Stationary arm parallel to humerus
  • Moving arm aligned with ventral aspect of radius

Normal End Feel

  • Capsular

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