How To Diagnose and Treat Limited Range of Motion in Fingers

Posted by Lori Algar OTD, OTR/L, CHT on Wed, Nov 30,2016 @ 02:31 PM

The ability to use the hand effectively for functional tasks is related to the available range of motion in the fingers. There is scarce literature on the specific motion needed for functional use of the digits, however one study suggests that at least 61 degrees is needed at the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint, at least 60 degrees at the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint, and at least 39 degrees at the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint.

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