Circumduction




Circumduction:Movement in 360 degree range (circle arm around). In biomechanics, circumduction is defined as one body segment that can move in more than on plane or around more than one axes. The proximal segment (closer to the body) must remain fixed while the distal segment (farther from the body) is free to move in a circle. This requires a joint that is capable of flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction, which are possible in the hip joint, shoulder joint (glenohumeral) metacarpophalageal joints, talocalcaneal joint, and the wrist.

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