Movements of Synovial Joints

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Movements of Synovial Joints
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2012-11-06 20:04:09
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  1. Abduction
    movement of a body part away from the midline
  2. adduction
    movement of a body part toward the midline
  3. circumduction
    movement of the distal part of an extremity in a circle
  4. depression
    movement of a body part inferiorly
  5. dorsiflexion
    movement of the ankle such that the foot moves toward the dorsum
  6. elevation
    movement of a body part superiorly
  7. eversion
    movement of the ankle such that the plantar surface of the foot faces laterally
  8. extension
    an increase in joint angle
  9. flexion
    a decrease in joint angle
  10. inversion
    movement of the ankle such that the plantar surface of the foot faces medially
  11. opposition
    placement of the pollex such that it crosses the palm of the hand and can touch all of the remaining digits
  12. plantar flexion
    movement of the ankle such that the foot moves toward the plantar surface
  13. pronation
    movement of the palm from anterior to posterior
  14. protraction
    movement of a body part  anteriorly
  15. reposition
    movement of the thumb to anatomic position after opposition
  16. retraction
    movement of a body part posteriorly
  17. rotation
    movement of a body part around its axis
  18. supination
    movement of the palm from posterior to anterior

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