Arm extension

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

Arm extension represents the opposite movement to arm flexion where the arm moves posteriorly. Only about 40° of movement posteriorly from the anatomic position is achievable in most individuals. It is the opposite of arm flexion and contributes to the combined movement of shoulder circumduction.

It is produced by:

See also movements of the arm.

Anatomy: Upper limb
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rID: 67226
Section: Anatomy
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