Range of Motion: Wrist FlexionJul 04, 2023
To test wrist flexion range of motion with an inclinometer, follow these steps:
- Have the client adopt a seated position with their elbow tucked into their trunk and flexed at 90 degrees with their forearm pronated. This test can also be performed with the forearm supported if need be.
- Align the Measurz inclinometer with the third metacarpal, and instruct the client to flex their wrist downward.
- Hit the pause, followed by the save button and the Measurz inclinometer will generate the results for you.
The normal range of motion for wrist flexion is typically between 0 and 70 degrees. However, the exact range can vary depending on factors such as age, sex, and individual differences in anatomy and flexibility.
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- Magee, D. J. (2020). Orthopedic Physical Assessment (7th ed.). Elsevier
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