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Do you receive those medical reports that explain all the range of motion measurements, but you are unsure what �normal� is?  Here is some information that just may help you figure out what �normal� is.

 

Normal Ranges of Motion Figures (in degrees)

 

Cervical Spine:                                          

Flexion                40-45

Extension            45-70

Rotation               50-60

Lateral Flexion    20-45

 

Lumbar Spine:

Flexion                80-105

(fingers 4 inches from floor)

Extension            25-60

Rotation               20-45

Lateral Flexion    35-40

 

Shoulder:                                                           

Forward Flexion     180

Extension                 45-60

Internal Rotation      70

External Rotation     90

Abduction                 170-180

 

 Elbow:

 Flexion                      150

Extension                    0

Pronation                    80-90

Supination                  80-90

 

Wrist/Hand

Wrist Extension                           at least 60

Wrist Flexion                               60-80

Ulnar Deviation                           30

Radial Deviation                         20

Thumb Flexion (MCP joint)        60

Thumb Extension                        0

       (but may have hyperextension of 40)

Thumb Flexion (IP joint)              0-80

Thumb Abduction                        at least 50

Flexion MCP joints                       0-90

Flexion PIP joints                          0-100

Flexion DIP joints                          0-70

 

Hip:

Flexion                    120-135

Extension                30

Abduction                30-50

Adduction                30

Medial Rotation       30-40

Lateral Rotation       40-60

 

Knee:

Flexion                      135-160

Extension                  0

 

Ankle:

Dorsiflexion               15-30

Plantar Flexion          45-50

Eversion                     15-30

Inversion                      35-50