Joint action and movements

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1. what is rotation?

  • Increase in the angle of bones at a joint
  • a circular movement around a joint, or in other words, a movement around an axis
  • movement of a bone or limb away from the midline of the body
  • decrease in the angle of bones at a joint
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2. what is abduction?

  • movement of a bone or limb towards the midline of the body
  • movement of a bone or limb away from the midline of the body
  • increase of the angle of bones at a joint

3. what is extension?

  • decrease in the angle of bones at a joint
  • Increase in the angle of bones at a joint
  • a circular movement around a joint, or in other words, a movement around an axis
  • movement of a bone or limb away from the midline of the body

4. what is dorsiflexion?

  • Increase in the angle of bones at a joint
  • movement at the ankle joint that flexes the foot upwards and decreases
  • a circular movement around a joint, or in other words, a movement around an axis
  • movement of a bone or limb towards the midline of the body

5. what is adduction?

  • a circular movement around a joint, or in other words, a movement around an axis
  • movement at the ankle joint that points the toes and increases the angle at the ankle joint
  • the movement of a bone or limb towards the midline of the body
  • decrease in the angle of bones at a joint

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