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  • Flexion
  • Flexion of the fingers where the fingers move towards the palm. (healthhype.com)
  • Cases exist where surgery is performed to correct radial deviations and flexion deformities in the wrist. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this articulation the movements permitted are flexion and extension in the plane of the palm of the hand, abduction and adduction in a plane at right angles to the palm, circumduction, and opposition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Flexion of this joint is produced by the flexor pollicis longus and brevis, assisted by the opponens pollicis and the adductor pollicis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Due to the relation between their insertions on the sides of the metacarpal head and the axis of rotation in the joint, the collateral ligaments are taut in flexion but lax in extension, while the accessory collateral ligaments are lax in flexion but taut in extension. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a result, the joint is stable during full flexion while the relaxed collateral ligaments allows lateral and rotation movements during extension. (wikipedia.org)
  • Flexion of the wrist causes muscle shortening at that point, reducing tension that can be generated more distally. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children born with one or more joint contractures have abnormal fibrosis of the muscle tissue causing muscle shortening, and therefore are unable to perform active extension and flexion in the affected joint or joints. (wikipedia.org)
  • Test lateral flexion of the thoracic and lumbar spine: "Stand up straight and then slide the palm of your right hand down your thigh towards your knee, bending your shoulder down to the side. (wikipedia.org)
  • Austin 2005, pp. 326-8 ("Mechanisms of Finger Flexion") Austin, Noelle M. (2005). (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • relieved the finger pains, but caused such severe labour-like pains that it had to be discontinued for fear of causing miscarriage. (homeoint.org)
  • This condition can progress over months or years causing severe joint damage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Amyoplasia is characterized by severe joint contractures and muscle weakness. (wikipedia.org)
  • nerves
  • Nerves send impulses to the brain about sensation and also play an important role in finger movement. (wikipedia.org)
  • When nerves are injured, one can lose ability to move fingers, lose sensation and develop a contracture. (wikipedia.org)
  • autoimmune
  • Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, meaning the body's immune system creates antibodies that attack healthy tissues, including the joints. (arthritis.org)
  • RA is an autoimmune disorder that causes your immune system to target your joint tissue. (healthline.com)
  • JIA is an autoimmune, noninfective, inflammatory joint disease of more than 6 weeks duration in children less than 16 years of age. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the disorder is autoimmune - meaning that the body's own immune system starts to attack and destroy cells and tissues (particularly in the joints) for no apparent reason. (wikipedia.org)
  • trigger
  • That sounds like a trigger finger. (healthtap.com)
  • The duration of use of the tool is measured as trigger time, the period when the worker actually has their finger on the trigger to make the tool run, and is typically quoted in hours per day. (wikipedia.org)
  • cartilage
  • It's caused by your joint cartilage gradually wearing away due to overuse or age. (healthline.com)
  • to assess construct validity and reliability of direct cartilage imaging with MRI in hand OA. (eur.nl)
  • contracture
  • Dupuytren's contracture is another disorder of the fingers that is due to thickening of the underlying skin tissues of the palm. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arthrogryposis multiplex congenital (AMC), or simply arthrogryposis, describes congenital joint contracture in two or more areas of the body. (wikipedia.org)