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Circumduction is a circular movement, usually used to describe limbs, involving a complex combination of flexion, extension, abduction and adduction. For example, arm circumduction means moving the whole arm at the shoulder so that the hand traces out a circular shape.

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Circumduction is defined as the movement pattern which is a combination of flexion, extension, adduction and abduction. It occurs at synovial joints where a circle can be described by the body part. True circumduction can only really occur at Ball and socket joints, such as the hip and shoulder. A sporting example of circumduction occurs when performing a serve in tennis or bowling a cricket ball.



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