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Types of Joint Movements

Anatomical ​Terms of Motion​
Anatomical ​Terms of Motion​

Anatomical terms of movement are used to describe the actions of muscles on the skeleton. Muscles contract to produce movement at joints, and the subsequent movements can be precisely described using the terminology below.

Dorsiflexion​
Dorsiflexion​

Dorsiflexion of the hand is sometimes referred to as dorsiflexion of the wrist. Whichever description of the movement is used, the meaning is the same: flexing the wrist joint so that the backs of the fingers (that is the surfaces of the fingers that includes the finger nails) move backwards - towards the lower-arm to which the wrist and hand is attached.

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Eversion​
Eversion​

Eversion is a movement in which the plantar surface of the foot rotates away from the mid-line of the body. Another way to describe this movement is to say that the plantar surface (sole) of the foot turns laterally, i.e. turns outwards.

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Inversion​
Inversion​

For a single list of all the movements of the body included in this section see types of movements at joints. Short definition of Inversion: Inversion is a movement in which the plantar surface (sole) of the foot rotates towards the mid-line of the body.

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Supination​
Supination​

Supination is a movement that can occur (in different ways) at the lower-arm and wrist and also the foot/ankle. The action of supination can be described for each case: supination of the forearm = rotation of the forearm turning the palm of the hand outwards so that it faces away from the body , i.e. turning the palm superiorly (= upwards) or anteriorly (= forwards).

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