Range of motion
The range through which a joint can be moved, usually its range of flexion and extension. Due to an injury, the knee may for example lack 10 degrees of full extension.

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the range, measured in degrees of a circle, through which a joint can be extended and flexed. See also under exercise.

Range of motion of the elbow joint.


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