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RCS Movements@ Joint

Rosehill Movements at a Joint; Anatomy

QuestionAnswer
flexion a movement that REDUCES the angle between articulating elements
extension a movement that INCREASES the angle between elements
abduction a movement AWAY from the longitudinal axis of the body
adduction a movement TOWARD the longitudinal axis of the body
medial rotation rotates the anterior aspect of the limb TOWARD the ventral body
lateral rotation rotates the anterior survace of the limb AWAY from the ventral-aspect of the body
circumduction rotation of a limb in a circular arc about its long axis
pronation rotation of the hand into the palm-up position
supination rotation of the hand into the palm-down position
opposition movement to touch the thumb to the fingers
reposition opposite of opposition
dosriflexcion extension of the foot at the ankle
plantar flexion flexion of the foot, as in pointing the toes
eversion lateral or outward rotation of the foot
inversion medial or inward rotation of the foot
elevation lifting the shoulders or mandible
depression dropping the shoulders or mandible
protration jutting forth the jaw
retraction pulling in the jaw
rotation and lateral flexion of the head special movements that apply only to the head
flexion bending at the knee
extension straightening the knee so that the leg is straight
Created by: rosehill