Functional Anatomy

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Functional Anatomy
2011-01-25 20:29:38
Functional Anatomy

Functional Anatomy
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  1. Palpation
    Examination of the body surface by touch. Performed to assess bony and soft tissue contours, soft tissue consistency, and skin temperature and texture.
  2. Syndesmosis
    A joint in which the bones are held together by fibrous connective tissue that forms an interosseous ligament or membrane
  3. Physiological (functional) Joint
    Consists of 2 surfaces, muscle and bone (scapulothoracic joint) or bursa and bone (subdeltoid joint), moving one with respect to the other.
  4. Flexion of the thumb
    The thumb moves across the palm of the hand.
  5. Knee and toe flexion
    The posterior or plantar surfaces of the body parts, respectively, come closer together
  6. Ankle flexion
    When the dorsal surface of the foot is brought closer to the anterior aspect of the leg, the movement is termed dorsiflexion.
  7. Lateral flexion of the neck and trunk
    Bending movements that occur in a lateral direction either to the right or left side.
  8. Ankle extension
    When the plantar aspect of the foot is extended toward the posterior aspect of the leg, the movement is termed plantarflexion.