Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Passive abduction

Procedure.

Perform the abduction movement in the wrist: the web of the thumb presses the
medial aspect of the first metatarsal bone in a lateral direction; meanwhile the
fingertips provide counter-pressure at the outer side of the forefoot.

Common mistakes.

The ankle and subtalar joints are not stabilized.

Normal functional anatomy:

• Rallge: 10-150
• Elld-feel: hard ligamentous
• Limitillg structures: medial and inferior midtarsal ligaments.

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