Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal #19

Question

Which term does the nurse document when turning a joint inward while performing a range of motion (ROM) exercise?

Answers

  1. Eversion
    • Rationale:

      While eversion is a type of ROM exercise, this technique turns the joint outward, not inward.

  2. Inversion
    • Rationale:

      Inversion is a ROM technique where the joint is turned inward.

  3. Dorsiflexion
    • Rationale:

      While dorsiflexion is a type of ROM exercise, this technique moves the foot upward.

  4. Plantar flexion
    • Rationale:

      While plantar flexion is a type of ROM exercise, this technique moves the foot downward.

Overview

Range of motion (ROM) is defined as the specific movements that each muscle is capable of performing.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

There are different types of ROM that can be implemented on different body parts. They are implemented when the client has limited movement for a variety of reasons to keep the joints and muscles both flexible and strong. Inversion is a specific ROM exercise where the joint is turned inward.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the definition of each type of range of motion movement to answer this question correctly.

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