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External Rotation

Summary Information: External Rotation

External Rotation: External rotation is an anatomical term used to describe a general action of a muscle on a bone or joint. When a muscle rotates externally, it rotates the associated bone(s) and body part(s) away from the midline of the body. For example, external rotation of the hip results in the pointing of the feet and toes away from each other.

External rotation is the opposite action of internal rotation. Conditions that can affect normal external rotation include musculoskeletal trauma, bone fracture, myalga, muscle/tendon rupture, muscle/tendon tears, strains, arthritis, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, and neuromuscular diseases.

Closely Related Organs: External Rotation

The following organs are closely related to the organ: External Rotation:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: External Rotation

The following conditions are related to the organ: External Rotation:

Other Names: External Rotation

The following are other names for the organ: External Rotation:

  • Lateral rotation

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: External Rotation

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: External Rotation:

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