circumduction


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circumduction

[‚sər·kəm′dək·shən]
(anatomy)
Movement of the distal end of a body part in the form of an arc; performed at ball-and-socket and saddle joints.
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Quantifying thumb rotation during circumduction utilizing a video technique.
Because these bones bear very important feathers and undergo strong circumduction motions, length, orientation, and integrity are essential for flight and should be considered when performing an orthopedic surgery.
flexion, extension, adduction, abduction, elevation, depression, rotation, circumduction, etc.