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Retraction: Retraction is an anatomical term that is used to describe a specialized action of a muscle on a bone or joint. When a muscle retracts, it moves the arms in the posterior or backward direction at the shoulders, such as occurs when reaching back or behind.
Retraction is the opposite action of protraction. Conditions that can affect normal retraction include musculoskeletal trauma, bone fracture, myalga, muscle/tendon rupture, muscle/tendon tears, strains, arthritis, myopathy, atrophy, infectious myositis, and neuromuscular diseases.
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