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What is the angle of pull?

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The angle of pull is used to describe the angle of any muscle and the bone to which it's attached. Orthopedists and physical therapists use this term.

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Although the term "angle of pull" was originally created and used by medical professionals, weight lifters and body builders use this term frequently when they are describing a specific technique. Orthopedists use this term when they are describing a person's range of motion. When orthopedists consider a patient's limited mobility, they use angle of pull to determine the percentage of muscle disability. Physical therapists use this to measure a patient's rehabilitation progress over time.

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