dorsiflex

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dorsiflex

[′dȯr·sə‚fleks]
(zoology)
To flex or cause to flex in a dorsal direction.
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The medial side of the dorsiflexed foot is inverted with your distal hand.
In the barefoot condition, the MPJ was dorsiflexed at toe strike, reached maximal dorsiflexion at 5% of stance phase, and approached a more neutral angle at 23% of stance phase.
The investigator passively dorsiflexed and plantar flexed the foot until tension was noticed.
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.
The mechanism of injury is an excessive loading force applied to a dorsiflexed and ulnarly deviated wrist6.
4) The second low-velocity mechanism has been shown in football linemen who block with the foot plantarflexed and the metatarsal-phalangeal joints maximally dorsiflexed while a force is directed down onto the heal (knee onto the heel) leading to a hyperplantarflexion injury.
The mechanism of injury usually involves eccentric loading on a dorsiflexed ankle with the knee extended, such as when jumping or running.
The typical morphologic features of Halicephalobus deletrix are the distinctive rhabditiform esophagus with corpus, isthmus, and bulb and the dorsiflexed ovary.
Amount of ankle dorsiflexion allowed by the gastrocnemius muscle as the participant actively dorsiflexed while keeping the knee extended was measured.
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.