Arm flexion

Arm flexion represents rotation in the anatomic plane such that the distal humerus moves ventrally. Is 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.

Anatomy: Upper limb

Anatomy: Upper limb

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rID: 67225
Section: Anatomy
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