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frontal plane

[¦frənt·əl ¦plān]
Any plane parallel with the long axis of the body and perpendicular to the sagittal plane.
In electrocardiography and vectorcardiography, the projection of the vertical axis.

Frontal Plane


a term used in animal and human anatomy to designate an imaginary plane that runs through the body parallel to the surface of the frons (forehead) and perpendicular to the sagittal and transverse planes. In animals the frontal plane passes horizontally along the body (when there is a horizontally extended head); in man it passes vertically, for example, through both hip joints. The frontal plane divides the body into front and back parts.

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However, coronal plane stability is thought to be improved in an IC socket because, in addition to soft tissue compression, there is intimate contact between the socket and medial aspect of the ischium.
Most images are read primarily in the axial or sagittal planes, and therefore would not correlate with the coronal plane of sampling.
The Friedman test did not demonstrate general statistical differences in the static and dynamic PAPI measures with translational perturbations in the coronal plane.
In addition, the similarity in coronal plane orientation of the dorsal surface of the inferior articular facet and the adjacent laminae adds to this difficulty: distinguishing between the lamina and the projecting aspect of the inferior articular facet using palpation would be problematic.
The hip and trunk musculature was evaluated for various coronal plane postures spanning the range depicted in Figure 2(a).
Second, normal gait includes executing pelvic movements that contribute to normal stride length and minimizing the vertical displacement of the center of mass (pelvic rotation in the coronal plane and transverse plane) [22].
Complete duplication of the urinary bladder in the coronal plane is much more unusual.
However, with parallel screws, coronal plane offset must also be considered, as screw eccentricity in opposite directions (anterior and posterior or superior and inferior) may further limit angulation.
As mentioned, the MCL is best visualized in the coronal plane, where it is normally seen as a linear, low-signal-intensity structure (Figure 12).
This fracture typically extends through the epiphysis in the sagittal plane, through the physis in the horizontal plane, and then extends through the posterior metaphysis in the coronal plane.
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) in the coronal plane demonstrated an enhancing, expansile mass in the right nasal cavity and ethmoid sinus, with extension into the right orbit (figure 1, A).
For optimal visualization, the fetal neck should be imaged in a coronal plane.