Edmund M. Kosmahl, PT, EdD

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WRIST EXTENSION

 wrist extension photo

Test Position

  • Subject seated
  • Forearm stabilized on table
  • Extend wrist (fingers relaxed)

Normal Range

  • 74o  + or -  6.6o (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
  • 60o (American Medical Association)
  • 74.9o (mean), 6.4o (standard deviation), (Boone and Azen)

Goniometer Alignment

 

  • Axis lateral wrist (triquetrum)
  • Stationary arm aligned with ulna
  • Moving arm aligned with fifth metacarpal

Normal End Feel

 

  • Capsular

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