Arm flexion

Last revised by Dr Bahman Rasuli on 28 Mar 2021

Arm flexion represents rotation in the anatomic plane such that the distal humerus moves ventrally. It represents raising the arm and isolated flexion can achieve approximately 150-170° of movement. The opposite movement is arm extension and contributes to the combined movement of shoulder circumduction.

It is produced by:

See also movements of the arm.

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