The Magic of Forearm Rotation

Date/Time: Fri, October 2, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM


This discussion of musculoskeletal elements will focus on practical/functional and clinical considerations of forearm rotation. Perspectives of a surgeon and hand therapist will emphasize the importance of coordinated motions of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) and proximal radioulnar joint (PRUJ) for supination and pronation. Correlations between structure and clinical patterns of stiffness and ulnar wrist pain are reviewed in detail.


  • Identify ligamentous and muscular structures responsible for supination and pronation

  • Identify structures contributing to stiffness and pain in forearm rotation and two manual techniques to correct stiffness for the home program

  • Identify three reasons for ulnar wrist pain with positioning guidelines for orthoses