In this circumduction quiz for anatomy, you can test your knowledge of this body movement term. Nurses and other healthcare professionals refer to circumduction when documenting or performing healthcare assessments for things like joint mobility.
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Circumduction Anatomy Quiz Questions
1. Circumduction is classified as which type of body movement?
The answer is b, angular. Circumduction is classified as an angular movement, as it combines flexion, abduction, extension, and adduction angular movements.
2. Circumduction is performed in the following sequence: flexion, abduction, extension, adduction, or the reverse of the same sequence.
The answer is a, true. While you could start with either flexion or adduction, you must follow a similar order to create the circular motion effect.
3. Which of the following joints cannot perform circumduction?
a. The hip joint
b. The shoulder joint
c. The finger joint (metacarpophalangeal joint)
d. The elbow joint
The answer is d, the elbow joint. The elbow joint can perform flexion and extension, but it cannot perform the abduction and adduction movements needed to create the circumduction movement.
4. Which statement best describes the circumduction movement?
a. Circumduction is a movement that brings two structures together at a decreasing angle
b. Circumduction moves a structure away from the body’s midline
c. Circumduction refers to a circular or conical motion of a structure
d. Circumduction is a movement that moves two structures further apart.
The answer is c. Circumduction is a circular or conical motion that combines the movements of flexion, abduction, extension, and adduction together.
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