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When correctly situated in anatomical position, where are the feet in relation to the knees?

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When correctly situated in anatomical position, where are the feet in relation to the knees?

The Legs

The legs consists of an upper portion, named the thigh, a middle portion named the knee, a lower portion named the lower leg and also includes the ankles and feet. For this reason, the location of a specific area may be difficult to communicate which is why anatomical direction is important to use.

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The feet are located distal to the knees. The term distal refers to an area that is further away from the overall point of attachment. The opposite of...

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Anatomical Directional Terminology: Limbs, Hands & Feet

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Anatomical directional terminology concerns the location of appendages on the human body. Learn about anatomical directional terminology used for the limbs, hands, and feet, and explore the differences between palmar, dorsal, and plantar aspects, and the definition of proximal and distal points.


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