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ActionJoint Movement

The actions and movements of joints.

Lateral rotation of the forearm so that the palm is turned up. Supination
Movement toward the median plane. Adduction
Extension of the ankle so that the toes are pointing downwards. Plantar flexion
Flexing the ankle dorsally so that the toes are moving towards the shin. Dorsiflexion
Movement backwards. Retraction
Elevation of the medial edge of the foot so that the sole is turned inward. Inversion
Occurs when the distal end of a joint moves in a circle and the proximal end is relatively fixed. Circumduction
Movement away from the medial plane. Abduction
Movement occurring when a bone moves around on its own central axis. Rotation
Movement forward. Protraction
Joint where only rotation is permitted. Pivot
Joint with the greatest rand of motion. Ball-and-Socket
Created by: kitsu



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