Joint action and movements

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  • Created on: 13-10-18 18:04
what is extension?
Increase in the angle of bones at a joint
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what is flexion?
decrease in the angle of bones at a joint
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what is abduction?
movement of a bone or limb away from the midline of the body
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what is adduction?
the movement of a bone or limb towards the midline of the body
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what is rotation?
a circular movement around a joint, or in other words, a movement around an axis
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what is plantar flexion?
movement at the ankle joint that points the toes and increases the angle at the ankle joint
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what is dorsiflexion?
movement at the ankle joint that flexes the foot upwards and decreases
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Card 2

Front

what is flexion?

Back

decrease in the angle of bones at a joint

Card 3

Front

what is abduction?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

what is adduction?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

what is rotation?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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