Edmund M. Kosmahl, PT, EdD

 GONIOMETRY WEB SITE


HIP ABDUCTION

 hip abduction goniometry picture

Test Position

  • Subject supine
  • Stabilize pelvis to prevent pelvic list
  • Abduct hip

 

Normal Range

  • 41.0o + or - 6.0o (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
  • 40.0o (American Medical Association)
  • 45.9o (mean), 9.3o (standard deviation), (Boone and Azen)

Goniometer Alignment

  • Axis anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS)
  • Stationary arm aligned with opposite ASIS
  • Moving arm aligned with femur (center of patella)

Normal End Feel

 

  • Capsular or ligamentous

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