joint approximation

joint approximation

A rehabilitation technique whereby joint surfaces are pressed together, usually with the patient in a weight-bearing posture. It is used to facilitate cocontraction of muscles around a joint and thus to increase joint stability.
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PNF employs joint approximation to stimulate joint receptors, facilitate alpha motor neurons, and promote reflex muscle contraction in order to improve joint stability [27].
Joint approximation is a rehabilitation technique whereby joint surfaces are pressed together.
The hip joint approximation maneuver consisted of compressing through the long axis of the femur, making sure that the joint was in the correct alignment prior to approximating the femur head and the accetabulum.
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