Supination: Option 2

Electrode Placement
Application Instruction by Dr. Lucinda Baker

Electrode placement for forearm supination, option two. The negative electrode is still placed very proximal on the forearm near the lateral epicondyle. The positive electrode has now been placed on the flexor surface of the forearm, allowing the current pathway to pass through the supinator muscles.

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Supination: Option 2

Video Instruction
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Electrode placement for forearm supination, option two. The negative electrode is still placed very proximal on the forearm near the lateral epicondyle. The positive electrode has now been placed on the flexor surface of the forearm, allowing the current pathway to pass through the supinator muscles.

The stimulated contraction is one of supination combined with fairly strong wrist and finger extension. The supinated contraction would be graded three out of five.

Supination: Option 2

Muscle Anatomy

Muscles involved in supination:

Supinator
Origin: Lateral epicondyle of humerus, supinator crest of ulna, radial collateral ligament, annular ligament
Insertion: Lateral proximal radial shaft

Supination: Option 2

Nerve Anatomy

Nerve involved in supination:

Supinator
Nerve innervation: Deep branch of the radial nerve
Nerve root: primarily C6, some C5