dorsiflex

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dorsiflex

[′dȯr·sə‚fleks]
(zoology)
To flex or cause to flex in a dorsal direction.
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Palpation may reveal tenderness behind the medial malleolus when the ankle is dorsiflexed, indicating a posteromedial lesion.
After toe-off, the energy stored in the neutralizing bumper during early stance is used to return the keel ring and foot plate to a neutral or dorsiflexed position for toe clearance during swing phase.
This recognition technology takes note when the wrist is in a dorsiflexed position, where the hand rotates back, a movement that is not common in everyday tasks, and activates on that position, so that it can distinguish between normal arm movements and gestures.
In swing-through the dorsiflexed toe position works like a real foot to assist clearance and maintain the joints of the lower back in a sympathetic position.
Isometric quadriceps exercise: The patients were requested to contract the quadriceps muscles for 10 seconds by pushing against the roll of towel with knees extended and ankles dorsiflexed when sitting on a flat floor, then relax for 5 seconds.
3-6) Rearfoot striking runners in traditional shoes contact the ground with a relatively dorsiflexed ankle and extended knee.
Calf Subject remained in the supine position with knee fully extended while the tester dorsiflexed the ankle joint of the subject.
The typical morphologic features of Halicephalobus deletrix are the distinctive rhabditiform esophagus with corpus, isthmus, and bulb and the dorsiflexed ovary.
The first improvement in neurologic status occurred on hospitalization day 8, when she moved her eyebrows, shook her head horizontally and laterally, lightly gripped, and plantarflexed and dorsiflexed her feet.
Animal studies have demonstrated that immobilisation causes muscle shortening (Herbert and Balnave 1993, Herbert and Crosbie 1997), and that immobilising the ankle in a more plantarflexed position causes a greater reduction in calf muscle length than does immobilisation in a more dorsiflexed position (Herbert and Balnave 1993, Tabary et al 1972).
Dorsiflexed (DF): The ankle is flexed so that the shin moves toward the toes.
One helpful tool is the Beighton score, which assigns one point for each elbow and knee that can extend more than 10 degrees, one point for each thumb that can be apposed to the flexor surface of the forearm, one point for each fifth finger that can be dorsiflexed more than 90 degrees, and one point for placing the palms on the floor with the knees straight.