Movements of limb, head, feet

laurabockoff's version from 2016-12-13 02:30

Section 1

Question Answer
flexionwhen the angle between 2 bones in a joint decreases ex) bending arm or leg
extensionwhen the angle between 2 bones in a joint increases (straightening arm or leg_
abductionmovement of a limb away from the body ex) raising your arm
adductionmovement of limb toward body midline ex) lowering your arm
rotationmovement of a bone around its longitudinal axis ex) shaking head no
circumductiona combination of flexion, extension, abduction and adduction. Only possible in ball and socket joints ex) proximal end is stationary (shoulder joint) and distal end moves in a circle (wrist)
pronationmovement of the palm from anterior to posterior position ex) turning the hand so the distal end of the radius crosses the ulna
supinationmovement of the palm from posterior to anterior position ex) opposite of pronation

Section 2

Question Answer
inversionturning the sole of the foot so its facing medially
eversion turning the sole of the foot so its facing laterally
dorsiflexionwhen you decrease angle between talus bone and tibia ex) resting on your heels
plantar flexionwhen you increase angle between talus and tibia ex) "standing" on your tippy toes

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