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Elbow Passive Range of Motion

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Elbow passive range of motion

Elbow Passive Range of Motion (PROM)

PROM is usually done when you can observe limited ROM during AROM. The goal ofPROM is to obtain the end-feel of the joint to determine what is limiting the full range of motion. The following table shows an overview of „normal“ and „abnormal“ kinds of end feels:

Elbow prom end feels

The normal end-feel for different movements in the elbow is as follows:

  • Extension: Hard (ligamentous)
  • Flexion: Tissue approximation
  • Pronation: Tissue stretch
  • Supination: Tissue stretch
  • Flexion: Tissue stretch
Elbow passive range of motion standard values

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