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What is Circumduction of the shoulder?
Last Updated: 19th March, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, what is Circumduction movement?
Circumduction is a conical movement of a body part, such as a ball and socket joint or the eye. Circumduction is a combination of flexion, extension, adduction and abduction.
Likewise, what does Circumduction mean in medical terms? Medical Definition of circumduction : movement of a limb or extremity so that the distal end describes a circle while the proximal end remains fixed.
Accordingly, what muscles are involved in shoulder Circumduction?
- trapezius muscle.
- latissimus dorsi muscle.
- levator scapulae muscle.
- rhomboid minor muscle.
- rhomboid major muscle.
- pectoralis major muscle.
- pectoralis minor muscle.
- serratus anterior muscle.
What is the difference between Circumduction and rotation?
Rotation is the movement around an axis, so it is rotating. Circumduction is a movement describes as "circular" that uses adduction, abduction, flexion and extension. The end of the body such as the hand with arm circumduction will remain in the same place while the arm move.