angle of retroversion

angle of retroversion

the angle formed by a line drawn through the center of the longitudinal axis of the neck and head of the humerus meeting a line drawn along the transverse axis of the condyles, when the base is viewed from above, looking straight down from above the head of the humerus; the normal angle of retroversion of the humerus is between 20 and 40 degrees.

an·gle of re·tro·ver·sion

(ang'gĕl ret'rō-vĕr'zhŭn)
The angle formed by a line drawn through the center of the longitudinal axis of the neck and head of the humerus meeting a line drawn along the transverse axis of the condyles, when the base is viewed from above, looking straight down from above the head of the humerus; the normal angle of retroversion of the humerus is 20 to 40 degrees.

an·gle of re·tro·ver·sion

(ang'gĕl ret'rō-vĕr'zhŭn)
Angle formed by a line drawn through center of longitudinal axis of neck and head of the humerus meeting a line drawn along the transverse axis of the condyles, when the base is viewed from above, looking straight down from above the head of the humerus.
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