Erect – standing
Decubitus – patient is lying down
Supine – lying on the back
Prone – lying face down
Lateral decubitus – lying on the side
Right decubitus – lying on the right side
Left decubitus – lying on the left side
Extension – when the angle of joint increases.
Flexion –when the angle of joint decreases.
Abduction – refers to the movement away from the midline
Adduction – refers to the movement towards the midline
Rotation – angulation of a body part at particular point or its own axis.
Pronation – movement of hand and forearm in which the palm is moved from facing anteriorly to posteriorly.
Supination – reverse of pronation.
these are the position which is used during the x ray examination and many other medical field to determine the position of the body.
many positions are still remaining which will be added later.
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