Circumduction vs Dorsiflexion - What's the difference?

circumduction | dorsiflexion |


As nouns the difference between circumduction and dorsiflexion

is that circumduction is the circular (or, more precisely, conical) movement of a body part, such as a ball-and-socket joint or the eye it consists of a combination of flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction "windmilling" the arms or rotating the hand from the wrist are examples of circumductive movement while dorsiflexion is (medicine) flexion in the dorsal direction.

circumduction

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The circular (or, more precisely, conical) movement of a body part, such as a ball-and-socket joint or the eye. It consists of a combination of flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction. "Windmilling" the arms or rotating the hand from the wrist are examples of circumductive movement.
  • References

    *Anatomical terms of motion. (2008, February 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:23, March 28, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Anatomical_terms_of_motion&oldid=194373387

    dorsiflexion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) Flexion in the dorsal direction