Edmund M. Kosmahl, PT, EdD

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THUMB CARPOMETACARPAL JOINT ADDUCTION

Note: Thumb adduction is the return to neutral from thumb abduction. Thumb adduction is rarely measured, probably because it is rarely limited.

 Thumb CMC Adduction Photo
Test Position
  • Subject sitting with forearm resting on table
  • Wrist neutral
  • Forearm neutral
  • Stabilize carpals to prevent wrist motion
Normal Range
  • 0o ???
Goniometer Alignment
  • Axis radial styloid
  • Stationary arm aligned with metacarpal of index finger
  • Moving arm aligned with metacarpal of thumb
Normal End Feel
  • Soft tissue approximation

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