Osteokinematic Motion

Movement of bones around a joint; described by the terms flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal rotation, external rotation, etc.  You may think of this in terms of movement of the shafts of bones relative to one another.
  • Example, osteokinematic motion of the elbow includes flexion and extension.
Synonyms: Physiological motion Note: Range of Motion (ROM) most often refers to osteokinematic motion

Related Terms

  • Range of motion (ROM)
  • Arthritis
  • Joint mobility
  • Joint function
  • Joint health


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