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Medial orientation

Medial orientation

Overview

Medial orientation refers to a position toward the middle or center. For example, the big toe is medial to the second toe on the same foot.

Update Date 8/17/2014

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.