Range of Motion: Wrist Radial Deviation

range of motion Jul 04, 2023


To test wrist radial deviation range of motion with an inclinometer, follow these steps:

  1. Have the client adopt a seated position with their elbow tucked into their trunk and flexed at 90 degrees with their forearm pronated. 
  2. Align the Measurz inclinometer with the third metacarpal. While ensuring they maintain a fixed forearm position, instruct the client to deviate their radius in and toward their midline. 
  3. 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 radial deviation is typically between 15 and 20 degrees. However, it's important to keep in mind that normal ranges can vary based on factors such as age, gender, and individual anatomy. 



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  2. Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Rehabilitation (3rd ed.). Elsevier.
  3. Norkin, C. C., & White, D. J. (2016). Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry (4th ed.). F. A. Davis Company.

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