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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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